Woman Commits Suicide After Chase by Orange County Deputies Ends Near San Onofre: CHP

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A female motorist being chased by Orange County sheriff's deputies south on the 5 freeway fatally shot herself in the San Onofre area this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident, which happened around 1:15 p.m., blocked four lanes of the southbound 5 until one lane was eventually opened up as the investigation continued.

The chase began after a member of the unidentified woman's family contacted the sheriff's department to say she was threatening to commit suicide, according to sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock.

She was located in her car in Dana Point, but she drove off as she saw deputies approaching, according to Hallock.

The chase ended after the woman swerved off the freeway and crashed to a halt, adds the CHP, which notes no other drivers were injured.

Hallock says the woman was then found inside the car, dead from a gunshot wound.

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This is a friend of mine, and you people are sick to even think to comment about your long commute or make a joke out of this tragedy.  Also, since none of you are police or first responders, who are you to say how many resources should/should not be used in a situation like this?  Disgusting and ridiculous.


seriously!!  I passed this incident coming Northbound and thought there must be something VERY serious going on.  There were at least 15-20 cop cars blocking the entire 5 South Fwy at San Onofre.  I can't believe they would use this many resources for someone who wants to kill themself.  I feel really bad for the family but the amount of resources used was out of control.

paullucas714 topcommenter

wow that's intense. Condolences to the family.


Very sad story. :-(

Too bad about all the juvenile comments. But kudos to those who were respectful.

Victor Limoguy Valladares
Victor Limoguy Valladares

^^just don't fuk up the commute and fuck our day up Jump off a bridge Sky dive with no parachute etc etc We all got things to do Lol hahaha

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