LOS ANGELES - A police chase ended in a violent rollover crash in Echo Park Thursday night.
Two people were arrested after leading officers on a wild chase through parts of LA. The pursuit began in Glendale around 5 p.m. after the suspect refused to yield to officers. According to Glendale police, an officer recognized the passenger in the vehicle as someone who is on probation and attempted to pull them over. However, the car accelerated and a pursuit ensued.
The suspect drove at a high rate of speed and collided into multiple unoccupied vehicles during the pursuit, police stated.
The pursuit came to a dramatic end in Echo Park when the driver lost control, crashed into a pole and rolled over.
The crash caused electrical lines to come down. It was all caught on cellphone video; you can see the occupants in the car try to come out as officers surrounded the area.
Glendale police say five people were in the car during the pursuit and crash. Three juvenile passengers were detained and two suspects, identified as 19-year-old Genaro Salcedo and 19-year-old Mark Magana, were arrested. Salcedo, Magana and one juvenile were transported to the hospital with minor injuries; the other two juveniles were released at the scene.
Genaro Salcedo (left) and Mark Magana (right)
Officers searched the suspect vehicle and located two nitrous oxide (NOS) tanks and empty balloons. Salcedo was also in possession of a stolen credit card.
Salcedo and Magana were booked on a number of charges, the juvenile was released to their parents.