INDUSTRY (CBSLA.com) — A man was killed after a car with three suspected burglars inside slammed into his SUV during a police chase in the city of Industry Tuesday.
The deadly crash was reported at 3:52 p.m. at the intersection of Gale Avenue and Johnson Drive, according Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Investigators said three men in a black Camaro broke into a house in Hacienda Heights before leading deputies on a short chase with speeds reaching 60 to 80 miles per hour.
Lt. Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said right after they stopped chasing the car, “they tried to call off some of the units to minimize the risk to the public.”
About a quarter of a mile later, the Camaro slammed into the SUV, and the men took off on foot.
Deputies used pepper spray and a taser to stop them from getting away.
“Anytime an innocent person dies, it’s very unfortunate for the whole community.”