A driver in a Mercedes-Benz sedan led authorities on a chase through Compton and Hawthorne Sunday night for about ten minutes before crashing into a sport utility vehicle and a van.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department were in pursuit of a reckless driver who blew through an intersection in Compton and almost collided with another vehicle.
Just after passing that intersection, the driver crashed into a van and a parked SUV, coming to a stop eastbound on Rosecrans Avenue in Compton. Both vehicles seemed to be occupied, and someone could be seen stepping out of the SUV.
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Officers fired what appeared to be beanbags or pepper balls into the vehicle through the rear window. The driver surrendered after a lengthy standoff.
NBC4's Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report.