1 Dead After “Chaotic” SoCal High-Speed Pursuit

The passenger was ejected from the pursuit vehicle after a crash and struck by a pickup at the end of a pursuit that began with the theft of TVs

A high-speed pursuit in Southern California ended Sunday in a four-car crash that killed a passenger, who was ejected from the pursuit vehicle and run over by a pickup, and left several other motorists injured, authorities said.

Police were called to a Target at 9050 Central Ave. in Montclair about 5:20 p.m. for a burglary in progress. When Montclair officers arrived, a man ran with two large TVs to a waiting Honda Accord with a woman behind the wheel, police said.

A pursuit began, and the driver of the Accord entered the westbound 10 Freeway, police said. Moments later, the car exited at the Indian Hill Boulevard offramp.

As the car was exiting the freeway, it collided with three other vehicles, throwing the passenger from the car, police said. The man was then struck by a white pickup, policed said.

The passenger, identified only as a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"It was very chaotic with all the vehicles that were involved and the speed that was involved," said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Grady Stevens.

The driver, identified as 28-year-old Gabrielle Wines, was transported to Pomona Valley Hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries, police said. Wines faces charges of murder, burglary and evading a peace officer, police said.

Two other people who were involved in the crash also were hospitalized with minor injuries.

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