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I-5 freeway chase ends in fatal shooting

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A car chase that began in the Santa Clarita area on Wednesday morning has ended in a fatal shooting, the Daily News reports.

The pursuit started around 11 a.m. for unknown reasons. California Highway Patrol Officer Miguel Luevano said he did not know why authorities were trying to stop the suspect

Alone in a pickup truck, the man led authorities on a chase for nearly an hour before fatally shooting himself off the northbound Golden State I-5 Freeway at Castaic and Lake Hughes.

The man's name not been released pending notification of next of kin, say officials.