LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A Palmdale man was one of three robbery suspects killed when the vehicle they were in rolled over and crashed at the end of a police pursuit in Echo Park last week.

The crash occurred at 4:03 a.m., Friday on the Rampart Boulevard off-ramp of the northbound Hollywood (101) Freeway, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison said.

“The pursuit started at 4 a.m. and ended three minutes later,” he said.

Firefighters worked to free the suspects from the wreckage. Three were pronounced dead at the scene and a fourth was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire

Department said.

The coroner’s office released the suspects’ identities Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Jumanee Buard, 27, of Palmdale; Deron Calhoun, 29, of Las Vegas; and Jeffrey Owens, 29, whose place of residence was unknown, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

The suspects were wanted for robbery, according to the LAPD.

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