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Northbound 5 Freeway at 110 Freeway closed after deadly crash

February 1, 2013 |  6:01 am

The northbound 5 Freeway at the 110 Freeway was closed Friday morning after a high-speed pursuit of suspected robbers led to a deadly crash, authorities said.

Authorities are diverting traffic onto the 110 Freeway, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol.

The incident began when police received a 1:46 a.m. call of a robbery at a 7-Eleven store off East 4th Street and South Cummings Street in which a suspect drew a knife, said Sgt. Peter Gamino of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Responding officers saw a vehicle driving recklessly in the area and attempted to stop the vehicle, which led to the pursuit, Gamino said. In the course of the chase, the suspect's car collided with another vehicle and flipped over, sending cash into the air and trapping two people in the car, he said.

One suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and another was taken into custody immediately. A third suspect was taken to the hospital, Gamino said.

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