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SAN DIEGO — The alleged getaway driver for a man suspected of stealing baby formula from a National City Wal-Mart led police on a chase that ended in a crash Wednesday.

Andrea Cox, 22, of San Diego, was expected to be charged with felony evading in the chase, which ended along state Route 94, according to National City police.

Terrell Freeman, 33, of San Diego, is expected to charged in the chase and the theft.

Cox refused to stop when a police officer tried to pull over the car as she drove away from the store in the 1200 block of Highland Avenue about 11:30 a.m., police said.

The chase led onto northbound Interstate 5, then merged onto I-15, I-805 and eastbound SR-94, Sgt. Alex Hernandez said.

Reaching the Chollas View area, Cox exited onto Euclid Avenue and turned on Federal Boulevard before getting back on SR-94, this time heading west.

A few moments later, the white 2004 Chevrolet Impala skidded out of control, overturned, crashed over a barrier on the north side of the freeway and went down an embankment near 47th Street, Hernandez said.

Medics took Freeman to a hospital for a precautionary examination.

The far right lane of westbound SR-94 was temporarily blocked.