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1 killed, 5 injured when suspect crashes during pursuit in Palmdale, authorities say

One person was killed and several were injured when a carjacking suspect leading deputies on a pursuit in Palmdale crashed.
(Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

A woman was killed and several people were injured when a girl suspected of carjacking led deputies on a short pursuit in Palmdale on Sunday and crashed into an SUV, authorities said.

Five people inside the SUV — a man and a woman, two teenage boys and an infant — were taken to a hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The other victims were being treated for unknown injuries.

The suspect, a juvenile, was also hospitalized, though authorities did not have details on her condition.

The two-car crash occurred just before 5 p.m. at West Palmdale Boulevard and 10th Street West, seconds after deputies initiated a pursuit.

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Authorities advised drivers to avoid the intersection, which will be closed for a few hours as homicide detectives investigate the crash.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Twitter: @AleneTchek


UPDATES:

11:10 p.m.: This article was updated with more details about the crash.

This article was originally published at 8:55 p.m.


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