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Rape suspect fatally poisons self during police chase in Calif.

A suspected rapist fatally poisoned himself while being chased by California police Wednesday.

The pursuit began at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Los Angeles Police Department told the California Highway Patrol to look our for a suspect under investigation, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Officers spotted the suspect driving near Oxnard, and began following him in a slow-speed chase. Police repeatedly asked the suspect to pull over, according to reports.

Police say they then saw the suspect ingest something out of a can, before slumping over the wheel.

The car came to a stop on the center divide of the 101 Highway in Ventura, at which point officers closed in on the vehicle, CBS reports.

A suspected rapist involved in a car chase with the Los Angeles Police Department fatally poisoned himself while driving on February 21, 2018.

A suspected rapist involved in a car chase with the Los Angeles Police Department fatally poisoned himself while driving on February 21, 2018.

(CBS News via KCAL)

The California Highway Patrol determined the the suspect had fatally poisoned himself.

The type of substance he ingested was unknown.

Details of the alleged rape for which he was sought were not immediately available.

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