Two people were killed and three others were critically injured when a car being pursued by police crashed into another car in eastern Los Angeles County.

The La Verne Police Department says officers attempted to stop an Acura Integra for traffic violations at 8:50 p.m. Thursday but it sped on.

After a quarter-mile (0.4 kilometer) pursuit, the Integra collided with a Toyota Corolla near an intersection.

Police say both drivers were pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Two passengers from the Integra and one passenger from the Corolla were also hospitalized and remained in critical condition as of  Friday morning.

The collision is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol’s major accident team.

Associated Press

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