High-speed pursuit reaches SCV

A car is pursued by law enforcement on the south bound 14 Freeway near Newhall Avenue on Thursday, March 05, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

An armed, high-speed pursuit that started in Palmdale ended just south of the Santa Clarita Valley Thursday night after a violent confrontation with the suspected driver and law enforcement on Interstate 5.

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station deputies chased a black, stolen vehicle on the southbound lanes of Highway 14 by 9:30 p.m. and continued past 10 p.m., according to law enforcement officials. 

The pursuit ended just after 10 p.m. when the alleged stolen vehicle came to a stop with run-flat tires on the southbound lanes of the I-5, according to televised reports. The suspected driver was seen fleeing across the freeway’s center divider and run on the northbound lanes of I-5 when an oncoming car struck the suspect. 

Deputies were then able to apprehend the suspect and a passenger in the alleged stolen vehicle, according to televised reports. 

The incident resulted in traffic congestion on I-5 well past 10:30 p.m. Authorities remained on the scene investigating, blocking all lanes of the southbound and northbound I-5 after 10:30 p.m. 

This is a breaking news story and additional information will be provided as it becomes available. 

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