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Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies Searching for Suspects Who Fled Pursuit, Crash

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Officers are searching for two suspects who fled a wrong-way crash just off of Interstate Highway 580 in Castro Valley this afternoon after a pursuit by Alameda County sheriff’s deputies, authorities said. A white Honda exited eastbound Highway 580 the wrong way on the Grove Way on-ramp and crashed into a tree at 1:51 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Sheriff’s deputies had been pursuing the driver after they tried to pull him over for speeding but he kept driving, sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

The deputies called off the pursuit when the driver went the wrong way down the on-ramp, Nelson said. The driver crashed into the tree shortly afterward, bringing the tree down onto the car and smashing the windshield, according to the CHP. The vehicle was found abandoned.

Two male suspects ran away from the car after the crash, one wearing a white T-shirt and tan pants and the other wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, CHP Officer Eric Thomas said. CHP officers and sheriff’s deputies are in the area looking for the two suspects, Thomas said.

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