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An officer was involved in a crash with a suspect vehicle during a chase in South Los Angeles, prompting a closure of a stretch of the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway.

The crash was reported Wednesday night near Vernon Avenue, according to Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

The officer was treated for minor injuries, ABC7 reported.

The suspect fled the vehicle on foot following the crash before the car burst into flames, according to reports from the scene.

The California Highway Patrol shut down all southbound lanes and diverted traffic to the express lanes as police searched for the suspect.

—City News Service

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