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CA Man Killed in Fiery Pursuit Crash

January 09, 2018  | 

Aerial image of the scene where a man was killed during a police pursuit crash in southern Los Angeles County. (Photo: KTLA screen shot)
Aerial image of the scene where a man was killed during a police pursuit crash in southern Los Angeles County. (Photo: KTLA screen shot)

One person is dead and another hospitalized after a Gardena Police Department pursuit ended an apparent crash and a vehicle catching on fire Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene about 10:30 a.m. by the Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Joey Marron said.

Sheriff’s officials said the end of a pursuit resulted in a vehicle fire, Marron said. A sheriff's spokesperson told KTLA it was a Gardena police pursuit, and that the Sheriff's Department responded only to help with traffic and crowd control.

Aerial video from KTLA showed a Jeep-like SUV had apparently crashed into a power pole and was totaled; about a dozen police vehicles were on scene.

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tedb @ 1/10/2018 6:45 AM

I can see the headlines now..."Cops murder driver by chasing him into pole." He chose to flee and he chose to drive above his abilities, so whose fault is it? But there will be a huge hue and cry about how it's the pursuing officer's fault and "We need to do something now", as usual. And, if the Chief is a ball less administrator, there will be an IA investigation and an order to find something to placate the masses and the politicians.

Jon Retired LEO @ 1/14/2018 3:30 PM

ted you are right on target, The officers involved in this will automatically bed thrown under the bus. Doesn't matter what the pieces of garbage did that were running it was the officers fault that they crashed. What a bunch of BS!

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