A suspect was killed after crashing into a female Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy’s SUV in Lancaster, officials said Sunday. CHP Officer Gil Hernandez told KTLA that two officers noticed two suspicious vehicles off the 14 Freeway that may have been involved in a crash and went to investigate. Photos tweeted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department showed both vehicles were left mangled after the crash. #AV411 #ArriveAlive @CHPANTELOPEVALL pic.twitter.com/JF9kdviRdH
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-118.154163 The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and the passenger suffered moderate injuries in the crash. (Credit: Don Luis Meza)
The head-on crash occurred about 1:40 a.m. The driver of one of those vehicles then apparently drove from the scene, veered to the left side of the road and crashed into the deputy’s vehicle that was heading west, Hernandez said. County Sheriff’s Department deputy on March 11, 2018. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Anyone with information about the incident can call CHP Officer Gil Hernandez at 661-948-8541. The deputy, who was on duty and responding to an unrelated call, was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, according to the sheriff’s department.