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Driver apparently shoots self after police chase ends in Cajon Pass

Driver apparently shoots self after police chase ends in Cajon Pass
This still image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows the end of a pursuit of a man in a pickup on the northbound Interstate 15 freeway in the Cajon Pass on Wednesday afternoon. (KABC-TV via Associated Press)

A pickup driver who led authorities on a 90-minute freeway chase in Southern California apparently shot himself.

The chase ended Wednesday afternoon on a dirt shoulder of Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County’s Cajon Pass.

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KNBC-TV reports that the driver was suspected of stealing guns from his family in Orange County but was expected to return them. A family member, however, called police and the man fled in a U-Haul truck. It was unclear whether the truck was stolen.

The chase reached speeds of 80 mph or more, with the driver calmly smoking a cigarette as he weaved through traffic in three counties.

The truck stopped in the Cajon Pass after its front tires blew.

TV stations reported that the driver put a gun to his neck.

Paramedics could be seen performing CPR on the man, and he was taken to a hospital. His condition is unknown.

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