Suspect Killed, Female Deputy Injured in Possible DUI Crash in Lancaster

Suspect pronounced. Police and fire officials respond to a fatal DUI crash in Lancaster that also injured a L.A. Further details about the victim and suspect have not been released. Video from the scene showed a large fire and law enforcement response. The deputy was pinned in the vehicle and was rescued by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Capt. Jason Ghorbani said. near the intersection of 15th Street West and Avenue F, according to a department tweet. #BREAKING Abt: 1:40am Suspected DUI driver crashes into #LASD #Lancaster Dep 15th St W/ Av F, Dep transp to hosp condition unk. Hernandez said officers at the scene smelled alcohol as they were helping the passenger in the suspect vehicle, but it is unclear if the driver or the passenger were intoxicated. The deputy’s SUV had significant damage to the driver’s side, while the suspect vehicle had major front-end damage, the photos show. The suspect driver was apparently traveling on the wrong side of the road as he or she was attempting to flee the California Highway Patrol, according to a sheriff’s department news release. The deputy and a passenger in the suspect vehicle were injured, according to the California Highway Patrol. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
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
— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) March 11, 2018

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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.