100 mph CHP Chase Ends in Crash near El Tejon School

By Gary Meyer

A high-speed car chase ended Tuesday, Sept. 11 when two Pomona residents crashed through the fence at the southern boundary of El Tejon School, minutes before students were scheduled to leave their classrooms at 3:05 p.m.

At 2:44 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol bulletin, a CHP unit attempted to make a traffic stop north of the Lebec Road overcrossing. As the officer approached, the driver of a 2010 Honda Accord accelerated and fled. According to the CHP report, the pursuit reached speeds over 100 miles per hour.

The driver of the Honda lost control of his vehicle just north of the El Tejon School overcrossing and crashed through the fence just south of El Tejon School. The 25-year-old male and female occupants exited the vehicle and headed for the school buildings. The woman was taken into custody near the car and the man was taken into custody in the school courtyard. El Tejon School was on lock-down while the suspects were taken into custody.

This is part of the September 14, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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