San Clemente Freeway Pursuit Crash


Around 1:40 PM, CHP Capistrano officers initiated pursuit on a vehicle on the southbound I-5 after it failed to yield to officers. Officers eventually lost visual on the suspect and canceled the pursuit. Shortly thereafter, reports came in of a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle that collided head on with another vehicle as it sped wrong way, southbound down the northbound lanes of the I-5. The suspect fled the vehicle after the collision, and officers set up a containment around the area in an effort to catch the suspect. A K9 was deployed with the assistance of the OCSD. One, possibly two patients, were transported from the victim vehicle with unknown injuries. The suspect was eventually apprehended in the backyard of a home nearby.