Man leads deputies on chase, commits suicide

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Updated: 7/01/2014 8:43 am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in Northern California say a man led deputies on a high-speed chase and rammed an SUV before getting out of his car and committing suicide on a highway onramp.

The pursuit began around 6 p.m. Monday after deputies located the man's Toyota Avalon at a park in San Jose. Santa Clara County Sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup tells the San Jose Mercury News the man's son had told deputies his father left a suicide note.

The man took off and led deputies on a chase on Highway 101 that reached speeds over 100 mph. He slammed into an SUV before coming to a stop on the onramp.

Stenderup says the man then got out of the Avalon and shot himself.

He has not been identified. The SUV driver was not seriously injured.

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