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Murder Suspect Leading Pursuit Slams Into Big Rig, Surrounded by Officers

A driver suspected in a murder and accused in an assault on an officer led a chase from San Diego to Riverside and eventually LA County Tuesday afternoon before the chase ended in a crash.

The chase began around 5:30 p.m. in the San Diego area, heading north on the 215 Freeway toward Riverside County.

Sources also said the driver may have been armed.

The California Highway Patrol confirmed the driver was a murder suspect and was wanted in connection with an assault on an officer as well.

The driver was traveling on the westbound 60 in the Chino area before exiting the freeway.

The driver was then traveling on streets in Pomona area.

The driver was traveling on the wrong side of the road on Indian Hill Boulevard around 6:20 p.m. when he swerved near a truck driver, causing the truck and a sedan to collide. The pursuit driver continued on unscathed.

The driver also pulled into a 99 Cents Store parking lot, clipping another truck before exiting and hitting the gas, traveling at 70 mph on the street.

Authorities also reported a few people being dropped off at some point during the chase before the driver continued on.

The driver also appeared to toss objects or papers from the window at several points during the chase.

The chase ultimately came to an end in Ontario at Holt Boulevard and San Antonio Avenue. The driver pulling out of a parking lot slammed into a big rig.

Once surrounded by more than a dozen patrol units, the driver and a female passenger were taken into custody.

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

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