A high-speed chase ended Friday when two people in a reported stolen vehicle crashed into some brush off a remote road on the edge of the Antelope Valley and fled into a wooded area.

California Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles were first notified about 2:30 p.m. of the pursuit that began north of the county, said Officer Stephan Brandt with CHP.

Brandt did not have information on where the chase began, but ABC7 reported it started on the southbound 5 Freeway near Bakersfield.

The vehicle being chased had been reported stolen, Brandt said.

CHP officers pursued the car as it drove from the 5 Freeway onto the Lancaster (138) Freeway in the Gorman area, then turned off onto Old Ridge Route Road, just outside the Antelope Valley. KCAL9 reported the vehicle was driving at speeds higher than 100 mph.

About 3 p.m., the car then swerved off the road and crashed into brush before two people inside exited and ran down into a canyon.

Officers and police dogs were at the scene searching for the suspects, and they were taken into custody about 3:40 p.m., Brandt said.

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