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1-year-old, injured in pursuit that ended in Long Beach crash, is released from hospital

A 1-year-old child injured in a deadly pursuit crash in Long Beach has left the hospital, authorities said on Thursday, March 30.

The conditions of the other five people taken to the hospital were not disclosed.

The pursuit began in Seal Beach on Tuesday, March 28, when, authorities say, Chaz Lamar Long, 39, jumped into the driver’s seat of a car that had been pulled over by Seal Beach police and sped away. A woman, who had been driving, and the child were also inside the 2006 Lexus sedan.

Five minutes later, Long crashed at Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway, entangling eight other vehicles as well.

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Toronto resident Sara Nicole Shorteno, 74, was killed. Long was booked on suspicion of various charges, including murder.

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