Pedestrian killed

What began as a vehicle pursuit ended with several pedestrians being struck Wednesday night on Avenue S. One pedestrian was pronounced dead, while others were transported to the hospital.

PALMDALE — Six juveniles were in custody Thursday following a crash at the end of a pursuit Wednesday that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

The crash occurred about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday near East Avenue S and Sierra Highway, according to the watch commander at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station.

The suspect vehicle was wanted in connection “with a felony suspect considered armed and dangerous,” authorities said.

Deputies were pursuing the suspect but called the chase off because of the suspect’s high speed. Shortly after, the suspect crashed on a bike path near the intersection.

“We heard this huge crash and ran outside and saw this horrific scene ... and a guy freaking out because he just saw something horrible and two girls getting arrested,” witness Jennifer Miguel, who lives near the crash site, told reporters.

“It was literally like a sonic boom right next to your house ... and just screams, horrible screams.”

A woman was declared dead at the scene and deputies took six juveniles into custody, authorities said.

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