Police Pursuit Ends in Fatal Crash

Suspect is ejected from vehicle after hitting truck in San Clemente.

A police pursuit ended with one death and several injuries early Wednesday when the suspect vehicle crashed into a truck in San Clemente, according to news reports.

The chase began around 2:30 a.m. when a sheriff's deputy saw a Saturn speeding on Avenida Palizada, according to a story in the Orange County Register.

A chase began and, in the end, the car ran a red light at the intersection of Vista Hermosa and Avenida Pico and crashed into a commercial truck, authorities told the newspaper.

The Saturn's driver was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger was taken to Mission Hospital with major injuries. The truck's occupants had minor to moderate injuries, the paper said.

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