SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — A pickup truck driver who led authorities on a 90-minute freeway chase in Southern California apparently has shot himself.
The chase ended Wednesday afternoon on a dirt shoulder of Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass northeast of Los Angeles.
KNBC-TV reports that the driver was suspected of stealing guns from his family in Orange County but was expected to return them. However, a family member called police and he took off in a U-Haul truck.
The chase reached speeds of 80 mph or more, with the driver calmly smoking a cigarette as he weaved through traffic in three counties.
The truck stopped in the Cajon Pass after its front tires blew.