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DUI chase suspect faces murder charges in taco truck deaths

June 16, 2012: A police pursuit ended with the death of two women who were waiting in line at taco truck when a driver careened off the freeway and into the crowd.
June 16, 2012: A police pursuit ended with the death of two women who were waiting in line at taco truck when a driver careened off the freeway and into the crowd. Photo via NBC LA

A suspected drunk driver remains in jail on $2 million bail and faces murder charges following Saturday's 100-mph freeway chase that ended with two deaths at a food truck in Boyle Heights

The suspect, 37-year-old Elba Jimenez of Upland, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of murder, DUI, evading an officer and other charges, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Authorities say the woman, who was driving erratically on I-5 and fleeing California Highway Patrol officers, exited the freeway and ran a red light, and hit a dip in the road, causing her Camry to become airborne,

Jimenez's car crashed into a group of people standing near a taco truck, killing two women, and injuring three other people.

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