A murder suspect also wanted in connection with an alleged assault on a law enforcement officer crashed into a truck Tuesday night following a chase that extended from San Diego to Los Angeles, according to reports.
The suspect allegedly assaulted a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy when deputies attempted to contact the suspect after being alerted to the northbound chase, Los Angeles FOX 11 reported. Details about the alleged assault were not immediately released.
The chase ended around 7 p.m. PST in Pomona, East Los Angeles, when the suspect made a left turn on the wrong side of the street and struck the front of the truck from the side while the truck driver It was turning right, according to video posted by KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.
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The driver allegedly reached speeds of over 90 mph on Highway 60, drove on the wrong side of the road, nearly collided with multiple cars, and was driving on a sidewalk at one point during the chase that began around 5:30 p.m. KABC-TV of Los Angeles reported.
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Both the driver and a passenger were taken into custody, according to FOX 11. No injuries were immediately reported.
The passenger was released by police and said she realized that the driver, her friend, was a murder suspect, according to FOX 11.