3 Robbery Suspects Dead, 1 in Critical Condition after Pursuit and Crash in Echo Park

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November 01, 2019 - 7:41 am

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Three robbery suspects were killed and a fourth hospitalized in critical condition this morning when the vehicle they were in rolled over and crashed at the end of a police pursuit in Echo Park.

The crash took place at 4:03 a.m. on the Rampart Boulevard offramp off the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.

"The pursuit started at 4 a.m. and ended three minutes later," Madison said.

 Firefighters worked to free the four suspects, all said to be between 20 and 30 years old, from the wreckage. Three of the suspects were pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth was taken to a hospital in critical condition, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The suspects were wanted for robbery, but details of where the pursuit began was not immediately available, the LAPD said.

The California Highway Patrol closed the Rampart Boulevard on-and off- ramps until further notice for the death investigation.