Man leads Calif. police on dangerous pursuit; suspect fatally hurt
The Monterey County Herald
MONTEREY, Calif. — A man was killed after a wrong-way, high-speed highway chase by Monterey police on Highway 1 late Saturday, officials reported.
As he was pursued by police, the driver drove the wrong way onto the southbound Casa Verde Way off-ramp from Highway 1. He continued going the wrong way on the highway at "a high rate of speed," police said. Officers said he lost control and crashed into a tree.
The man was taken to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where he died.
There were no passengers in the vehicle, officers said.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and the man's name was withheld pending notification of family by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.
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