SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An innocent driver was killed after a police chase ended with a violent crash involving three cars in South Los Angeles.
The collision happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on Imperial Highway near Broadway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sheriff's deputies initiated the chase after a burglary in Rancho Palos Verdes, which involved a rented Lexus and Porsche. At some point, authorities lost sight of the Porsche after it exited the 110 Freeway.
They continued chasing three burglary suspects in the Lexus when the driver ran a red light and crashed into two other vehicles at a high rate of speed, authorities said.
"I see a car just out of nowhere just speeding... out of nowhere... he just hit me," said Sherrell, who was driving one of the cars that was hit.
An elderly man who was driving the other car died at the scene. He has not been identified.
"It's unfortunate we have somebody that was killed because individuals are out doing crimes, and (during) holiday season," said Sgt. Keith Mott with the LAPD. "A family is going to be without their loved one for Thanksgiving."
The three suspects were taken to the hospital and are now in custody.