Three Escape Police After Pursuit Ends With Crash

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

The driver and two occupants of a Ford F-150 who led Glendora Police on a high speed pursuit evaded capture after crashing in West Covina Wednesday morning.

Police attempted to pull the suspects over after the driver ran a red light at Gladstone Street and Lone Hill Avenue. The pursuit eventually entered the 57 and 10 freeways before exiting onto surface streets.

The pursuit began after a Glendora officer attempted a traffic stop at 12:26 a.m. The driver took the pursuit from surface streets to the 57 freeway southbound where the chase transitioned to the westbound interstate 10 freeway, said Lt. Matt Williams of Glendora Police.

The officer lost sight of the speeding truck, which was moving in excess of 95 miles per hour. It was last seen by police exiting the westbound 10 freeway at Holt Avenue. Officers eventually found the truck abandoned and still running, Williams said.

The truck crashed into some fencing and the curb along Holt Avenue.

The California Highway Patrol, Glendora and West Covina police departments searched for the three occupants, but they could not be located, Williams said.

According to CHP transmissions, officers initially believed the truck was an unreported stolen vehicle after realizing the truck was running without the keys in the ignition.

Glendora Police, however, have no evidence the truck is stolen, Williams said.

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