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Two are killed in vehicle pursuit

TWO PEOPLE were killed and a third injured when vehicle pursuit ended with the auto crashing into a tree or pole. (Shutterstock).

A chase that began in Stanton ended up in a fatal crash in Garden Grove Thursday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident started around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Katella Avenue and Beach Boulevard when OCSD deputies attempted to make a vehicle stop on a car suspected to be stolen. The automobile – which had three occupants – accelerated away and the pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed into a tree or utility pole in the area of Chapman Avenue and Magnolia Avenue.

One man died at the scene, and another at a local hospital. A third person was in critical condition.

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