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Monterey Park Man Killed Fleeing CHP

(CNS) – A motorist killed in a collision while fleeing a California Highway Patrol officer was identified Sunday as a 25-year-old Michael Reza of Monterey Park.

Reza, who was driving a 1997 Honda, crashed in to a Dodge Charger at Paseo Rancho Castilla and Mariondale Avenue about 1 a.m., according to the CHP and a coroner’s spokesman.

Reza got out of the car after the collision, collapsed and died nearby, authorities said.

Three people from the Dodge, all from Hayward, Calif., were taken to County-USC Medical Center. One person was reported to have major injuries, another with moderate injuries and the other with minor injuries, according to the CHP.

The chase started on the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway near Del Mar Avenue in Rosemead, with the Honda exiting at Fremont Avenue and continuing west on Hellman Avenue, according to the CHP.

The Dodge was struck head-on at a stop sign at the entrance to Cal State L.A., and knocked about 125 feet from the point of impact, according to the CHP.