LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A high-speed chase into Long Beach ended with a violent crash into an SUV, sending the two people who were inside to the hospital.
The driver wanted for DUI touched off the pursuit in South L.A. at about 12:11 a.m., leading police at high speeds on the freeway. When the driver got off the 710 Freeway into Long Beach, the sedan slammed into a white SUV at the intersection of 6th Street and Long Beach Boulevard.READ MORE: Man Sues City, LAPD Uncle Over Projectile Wounds During George Floyd Protest
Firefighters cut the right-side doors off in order to rescue the people inside. Two people from the SUV were hospitalized with unknown injuries.READ MORE: Jonathon Rosin, 24, Pleads Not Guilty To Setting Fire At LAPD Station
The driver was taken into custody, and his passenger was also taken to a hospital. The driver was later identified as 19-year-old Leo Ortiz, and he is being held on $100,000 bail.MORE NEWS: Pursuit Of Stolen U-Haul Ends In Bellflower With Truck On Fire, Suspect In Custody
Police say the intersection was closed throughout the morning for the crash and pursuit investigation and cleanup.