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Suspect sought in wrong-way pursuit crash

An alleged car thief evading police drove the wrong way on a freeway and slammed head-on into a motorcycle Saturday.

January 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The search continued Sunday for a man who led police on a high-speed chase, then drove the wrong way on a freeway and killed a motorcyclist.The crash happened Saturday afternoon on the northbound 215 Freeway, just south of the 259 Freeway in San Bernardino.

A man called 911 saying he was chasing someone who stole his pickup truck.

San Bernardino police caught up with the truck and tried to pull the driver over, but he sped away.

Officers backed off the chase when the driver went the wrong way on the northbound 215 Freeway.

The driver then struck a motorist head-on. The victim, identified as Mark Offeney, 57, from Nuevo, Calif., died at the scene.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing denim jeans, a white t-shirt and possibly a beige sweater.

Anyone with information was asked to call San Bernardino police at (909) 384-5742.

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