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Two hurt as car crashes into Anaheim building after police chase

This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

Two men were hospitalized Thursday when the car they were riding in crashed into an Anaheim building after they led Fullerton police on a chase.

Fullerton police Lt. John Siko said the chase began about 2 a.m. when an officer tried to pull the vehicle over near Harbor Boulevard at Orangefair Mall for a broken taillight.

Instead of stopping, the driver led police on a chase down side streets, ending at Anaheim Boulevard and Broadway, where their car crashed into a building, Siko said.

Both occupants were taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with moderate to major injuries, Siko said.

[Updated, 10:31 a.m., Oct. 6: Fullerton police identified the car's driver as Ryan William Booker, 22, of Tustin and his passenger as Enrique Cervantes, 21, of Orange.

Both are on parole and are believed to be gang members. Booker was in critical condition and Cervantes in serious condition, police said.

Detectives are also investigating information found in the car related to possible identity theft or fraud, according to a police statement.]

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