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Ventura car theft suspect hit, killed during pursuit

May 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A car theft suspect was hit and killed by a car during a brief pursuit in Ventura Monday.

Ventura Police said the officers came up on a car believed to be stolen. The suspect took off on foot, and a short pursuit followed.

Police said the suspect ran onto Highway 101 and was struck and killed by a car between Victoria Street and Main Street.

Highway 101 southbound was reportedly closed for a short period of time. It has since been opened.