LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say a man who stole a South Pasadena police cruiser from the side of a highway was killed when the car crashed near downtown Los Angeles.
South Pasadena police Sgt. Spencer Lui says an officer exited the cruiser to investigate an unattended motorcycle early Thursday on the eastbound Interstate 10 transition to Interstate 110.
Lui says a man suddenly jumped into the police car and sped off after a short scuffle with the officer. A short time later the police car went off the road of another freeway transition road and hit a tree. The suspect died at the scene. His name was not released.
City News Service says police didn’t immediately know if the carjacker was the man whose motorcycle was found on the ground.
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