LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A woman passenger died Tuesday when an SUV crashed in the southwest Los Angeles area while being pursued by Gardena police.

The woman, in her 20s, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred about 10:30 a.m. at Century Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, according to the coroner’s office and the county fire department. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

The driver was taken to a hospital with injuries of unknown severity.

Police had tried to pull over the SUV, but the driver rammed the patrol vehicle and kept going, eventually crashing into another vehicle and hitting a utility pole and catching fire, according to KNX 1070. Police pulled out the driver, but were unable to free the woman, whose name was not immediately released.

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  1. Rammed the patrol car- kept on going- May I assume no virgin to criminal life here.?