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Car chase down I-5 ends with woman's suicide

A woman speeding south on Interstate 5 through Orange County on Wednesday suddenly veered off the freeway and committed suicide, the California Highway Patrol said.

The incident began around 1:10 p.m. near Doheny State Beach when a 2005 Acura RSX was spotted by Orange County Sheriff's deputies.

The deputies learned from the woman's boyfriend that she was suicidal, the CHP said. The chase continued southbound at speeds up to 70 mph.

Just south of the CHP San Onofre commercial vehicle inspection facility, the Acura veered off the freeway, jumped the train tracks and landed in the state park in San Diego County, the CHP said.

The driver died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head and was declared dead at the scene. Her name was not released.


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