GLENDALE ( — Authorities have identified a couple killed in a motorcycle crash while being pursued by California Highway Patrol officers.

Peter Tsueda, 38, of Altadena, and Suong Lam, 40, of Fountain Valley, crashed into the back of a van on the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway, just east of the junction with the Glendale (2) Freeway just after 9 p.m. Monday, according to the CHP and coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

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Tsueda was driving, Winter said.

The pursuit began near the junction of the Ventura and Foothill (210) freeways in Pasadena at about 9 p.m. Monday when a CHP officer saw the motorcycle go by “at high speeds” and tried to pull it over, CHP Officer Ryan Bejar said. A short time later, the motorcycle crashed into the rear of a van that was going about 65 mph.

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The van driver was not injured, Bejar said.

Anyone with more information about the crash can call (626) 296-8100.

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