Long Beach stolen car pursuit ends in fatal crash

LONG BEACH, Calif.

Patrol officers say they spotted a stolen vehicle near Magnolia Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway around 7 p.m.

When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver fled, leading authorities on a short pursuit. He appeared to lose control on the southbound Terminal Island Freeway, flipping over an embankment.

A passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver attempted to flee but was swiftly taken into custody.

Anyone with information about this incident was urged to contact Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355.

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