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Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Fatal Crash in Panorama City

A stolen vehicle pursuit ended in the death of two bystanders after a crash in Panorama City Tuesday night.

The pursuit came to a crashing end at Woodman Avenue and Lanark Street after a chase began around 7:45 p.m.

Officers from the Foothill Division received calls of a Grand Theft Auto.

LAPD units immediately began a pursuing the sedan. As officers followed, the driver began driving dangerously.

According to authorities, the driver was actively trying to flee from police when he struck a silver Honda.

“It sounded like an airplane hitting a wall. It was a loud,” a bystander said.

The two people inside were pronounced dead at the scene.

The wanted driver continued to attempt to flee police but was ultimately arrested.

Officers used a stun gun to get the driver into custody. The passenger in the pursuit car was also arrested with no use of force.

Both the wanted driver and passenger were transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

After they receive medical treatment for their injuries they will both be taken back into custody.

The LAPD requested the Mayor Response Team and the LAPD Family Unit to help provide resources to the victim’s families and relatives.

There is no information on the individuals who died or the wanted driver and passenger.


Source: NBC Los Angeles

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