SDPD cruiser, pursuit car end up in canyon after high-speed chase on SR-94 east in Emerald Hills

Two people inside the pursuit car were arrested and suffered some broken bones

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Two suspects were arrested and suffered some injuries after losing control of their car and ending up in a canyon amid a high-speed chase with police on SR-94 early Monday.

An SDPD patrol vehicle also ended up in the canyon and an officer suffered some pain, officials said.

The chase started around 2:30 a.m. when officers tried to stop a car for speeding on Euclid Avenue, just south of SR-94, SDPD Officer Foster said. The driver immediately pulled onto SR-94 east, sped up, and turned off their lights.

The officer followed and one exit later, on Kelton Road, the driver got off the freeway going close to 100mph, a lieutenant at the scene told NBC 7. It looked like the driver tried to slow down, but lost control and went off the road and into a canyon. The pursuing officer was able to slow down but also ended up in the canyon.

Two people inside the pursuit car were arrested and suffered some broken bones. Officials said the officer complained of pain but is expected to be OK.

The Kelton Road offramp was shut down for the duration of the investigation along with the stretch of Kelton Road that goes over SR-94. It has since reopened.

As shown below, Kelton Road runs horizontally to the off-ramp on SR-94 where the pursuit suspects and police were not able to stop in time and ran off the road.

No other information was available.

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