Violent Crash After Police Chase In San Fernando Valley

Two people are now in custody after a high-speed chase that ended in a violent crash in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday.

FOXLA reported on the station’s website that police officers came upon a vehicle that is believed to have been stolen. The black four-door sedan, initially being driven by a female suspect with a male in the front passenger seat beside her, headed down the 5 Freeway in an area near the Burbank Airport.

According to a statement issued by the Los Angeles Police Department, said that the woman got off the freeway at the North Hollywood Way exit in Burbank and continued on surface streets. 

When the car entered Hollywood, the woman pulled over near the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Biloxi Avenue and switched seats with the male passenger.

After taking over, the male driver drove at higher speeds.  At one point during the police pursuit, the driver ended up on a dead-end street in the area of Riverton Avenue.  The driver put the car into reverse, then headed southbound in the northbound lanes of Vineland Avenue. 

The high-speed police pursuit continued until the stolen car was involved in a collision involving two other vehicles near the intersection of Camarillo Street and Riverton Avenue. One of the other cars was parked at the time of the crash.

The two suspects exited the damaged vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.  They were later apprehended by police officers a short distance away.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

The incident is currently being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.

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