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Carjacker commits suicide by hitting freeway pillar after Southern California crime spree

Southern California authorities say a carjacker who slashed a man's throat during a weekend crime spree killed himself by deliberately crashing into a freeway pillar at more than 100 mph.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/14tT0kB ) 43-year-old Cary Meeks of Hesperia died Saturday in San Bernardino.

Authorities say Meeks slashed the throat of a 61-year-old Fontana man, who survived, then carjacked a 73-year-old man and took him along during a police chase.

Investigators say Meeks eventually freed the man and deliberately plowed into a bridge pillar near the junction of Interstate 215 and Interstate 10.

Meeks had a second-degree murder conviction. He got probation after acknowledging he accidentally set a 1997 fire in the San Bernardino National Forest that killed the pilot of a firefighting helicopter.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

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