(Meredith) -- A murder suspect's attempt to get away from authorities ended when he crashed into a semi-truck following a two-hour chase in Southern California. 

Authorities said the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Michael Caleb Reed, led officers on a chase across Riverside and Los Angeles Counties Tuesday evening. 

After hitting high speeds on the 60 Freeway, the suspect in a black pick-up truck tried to lose the police pursuit on surface streets. At one point, the suspect crashed into a semi-truck, bringing the chase to an end at an intersection in Pomona. 

Ahmed Shaaban, the driver of the semi, told local news outlets that he spotted the pursuit and attempted to block the intersection. 

“I was thinking just to block the intersection so he cannot pass,” Shaaban told KTLA. “I did not think he would gun his truck the way he did. He hit me pretty hard.”

In a separate interview with FOX 11 Los Angeles, Shaaban said: "I just thought to get him off the street."

Authorities eventually arrested Reed, who is accused of shooting and killing a man at a home in Oildale on March 28. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department, which pursued Reed during the chase, has not released any further information. 

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