A murder suspect also wanted in connection with an alleged assault on a law enforcement officer crashed into a semi-truck Tuesday evening following a pursuit that stretched from San Diego to Los Angeles, according to reports.
The suspect allegedly assaulted a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy when deputies attempted to make contact with the suspect after being alerted of the northbound chase, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported. No details about the alleged assault were immediately disclosed.
The chase ended around 7 p.m. PT in Pomona, in east Los Angeles, when the suspect turned left onto the wrong side of the street and hit the front end of the truck from the side while the truck driver was making a wide right, according to video.
The driver allegedly reached speeds of over 90 mph on Highway 60, drove on the wrong side of the road, nearly hit several cars and drove on a sidewalk at one point during the chase that started around 5:30 p.m., KABC-TV of Los Angeles reported.
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 didn’t realize that the driver, her friend, was a murder suspect, according to FOX 11.
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