Carjacking suspect killed in crash during police pursuit

One carjacking suspect was killed and the other critically injured when the car in which they were being pursued by police crashed in the Harvard Park area of Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.

The white car was taken at gunpoint at 11:10 p.m. Sunday at Congress Avenue and 25th Street, according to Officer J. Chaves of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.

A description of the vehicle was broadcast and a patrol car spotted it at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at Western and Vernon avenues where the pursuit began, Chaves said.

The car was southbound on Normandie Avenue when it collided with a car making a left turn at 60th Street, he said. Each car struck a parked car.

The female passenger in the stolen car was pronounced dead at the scene and paramedics took the male driver to a hospital in critical condition, according to a dispatcher in the LAPD Operations Center.

Two men in the car struck by the carjacked vehicle were also hospitalized with stable vital signs, Chaves said.