A man died after leading police on a car chase and crashing into a house in Fullerton early Wednesday, authorities said.
Shortly after 2 a.m., a taxi driver called police to report that his fare was drunk and had assaulted him at Harbor Boulevard and East Wilshire Avenue, said Sgt. Jeff Stuart of the Fullerton Police Department. The taxi driver told police that he saw the man get into a silver vehicle.
Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but it sped away, Stuart said. The resulting pursuit lasted about a minute and spanned 1 mile.
The driver lost control while attempting a turn at Ameridge and Roosevelt, striking a palm tree, a parked car and a house, Stuart said.
The suspect died at the scene, he said.
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