A police pursuit ended in a deadly crash that killed an innocent bystander and injured four others in the El Sereno area of East Los Angeles, officials said.
The crash was reported after 2 p.m. on Saturday in the 5300 block of Poplar Boulevard, said Katherine Main, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman.
Paramedics found one person dead at the scene. Three men and a woman were taken to a hospital.
One man was in serious condition. The others were in fair condition, Main said.
The pursuit began after police spotted a reckless driver in an SUV, authorities said. The pursuit lasted five minutes until the SUV struck a truck and another car.
The SUV driver climbed out of the wreckage and began running. Police chased down and arrested the driver, who suffered injuries after a police dog bit him, authorities said.
Authorities were investigating whether the SUV was stolen.