Sexual Abuse Suspect Killed In Crash During Police Chase

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CHINO (AP) — A man suspected of sexually abusing a girl was killed after his car plunged off an embankment and landed on a Southern California freeway during a police chase.

The San Bernardino Sun says Chino police were investigating the man as a suspect when he left his apartment around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the man refused to stop his pickup truck. During a chase he reportedly called a family member and said he was going to commit suicide.

Police say the man sped into a store parking lot, hurtled down a steep embankment behind the store and plunged onto southbound State Route 71.

The truck landed upside down and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s name has not been released. No other motorists were hurt.

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