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High-speed chase ends in crash in Sherman Oaks

A suspect driving a stolen vehicle led police on a high-speed pursuit for about a half hour Friday night before colliding into multiple vehicles, then spinning out of control to a stop, police said.

The chase began about 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of Woodman Avenue and Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, said Officer Matthew Ludwig of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The pursuit ended about 10:10 p.m. at the intersection of Magnolia and Sepulveda boulevards. A rescue ambulance was requested by officers on scene.

Footage broadcast live on KCAL-TV, which followed the chase from a helicopter, showed a dark-colored car ramming into vehicles stopped at an intersection, sending sparks flying, before spiraling out of control.

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Ludwig said officers detained one male and one female. There were also broadcast reports that a child was in the car as well.

No details about injuries were available.

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