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Freeway Chase Ends in Crash; 2 May Be Dead

April 09, 1989

A 95-m.p.h. chase from Orange County to San Diego County ended in a crash that may have killed two of the four suspects in a stolen pickup truck, police reported Saturday night.

The pursuit began in Irvine.

Irvine police said ambulances were called to the crash scene on Interstate 5 at the Mission Avenue off-ramp in Oceanside.

The chase between the pickup truck, Irvine Police Department patrol cars and Highway Patrol units reached speeds in excess of 95 m.p.h.

The chase began following a report that a car in that city had been burglarized. Police said the pickup truck had been stolen in Anaheim.

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