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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