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Man Killed In CHP Pursuit On Central Coast Identified

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 3:11pm

The CHP is now identifying a man killed in a pursuit, and crash on the Central Coast over the weekend.

The chase started just before 3 a.m. Saturday, when a CHP officer noticed a car weaving on the northbound 101 near Orcutt.

The driver of the car refused to stop for the CHP unit, and tried to get off the freeway at the Clark Avenue offramp.

However, the driver lost control of the vehicle, and it rolled several times.

CHP officers say the driver, Ismael Ortiz of Santa Maria, died at the scene.  Two passengers were injured.

Investigators say alcohol may have been a factor in the chase, and crash.

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