2 People Die After Police Pursuit in Long Beach

The crash happened Monday morning at an intersection in Long Beach

By Jason Kandel and Hetty Chang
|  Monday, Jun 17, 2013  |  Updated 7:37 PM PDT
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Two people were killed Monday morning in a motorcycle police chase that ended east of the 605 freeway in Long Beach. The speeding motorcycle slammed into a minivan, fatally wounding both drivers. Whit Johnson reports from Long Beach for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on June 17, 2013.

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Two people were killed Monday morning in a motorcycle police chase that ended east of the 605 freeway in Long Beach. The speeding motorcycle slammed into a minivan, fatally wounding both drivers. Whit Johnson reports from Long Beach for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on June 17, 2013.

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Pursuit Ends in Deaths of 2 People

A pursuit turned deadly in Long Beach. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, June 17, 2013.
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A woman in her 60s died on Monday when the minivan she was in was hit broadside by a motorcycle rider that was being pursued by police, officials said.

The motorcyclist, a 23-year-old man from Lakewood who also died, collided with the minivan at 6:10 a.m. at East Wardlow Road and Norwalk Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened after officers backed off their pursuit, said CHP Sgt. Joe Zizi.

"I'm just upset," said gas station owner Ohannes Chamian, who saw the crash and called 911.

A stretch of the road was closed while authorities investigated the crash.
 


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