A murder suspect’s dramatic getaway attempt comes to an end when he crashed his truck into a big rig after leading police on a dangerous three-county chase through Southern California’s freeways, footage from NBC Los Angeles showed.
The black pickup truck getaway attempt began at 5:30 p.m., according to the local station, and lasted about two hours.
The driver and a female passenger were reportedly taken into custody in Ontario after slamming into the truck.
The suspect is wanted for murder and assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, according to a dramatic live helicopter report from ABC 7.
The truck was weaving in between cars at speeds of about 90 mph during the pursuit — which wound through San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties, ABC’s affiliate said.
The vehicle fled south on the 215 Freeway before turning around and heading west on the 60 Freeway toward LA according to the report.
At one point, ABC helicopter footage shows the driver leaving the highway and veering into oncoming traffic, narrowly avoiding a crash.
The driver did get into a collision in Pomona around 6:30 p.m. and continued on, KTLA reported.
He could also be seen throwing something out the window at 6:50 p.m., the station said.