21-year-old killed, 5 people injured after high-speed pursuit ends in crash in La Presa
LA PRESA, CA – A woman was killed, and two men, two teenagers, and a 15-month-old toddler sustained injuries after the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle ran a red light in La Presa.
According to the Times of San Diego, the accident occurred near the intersection of Sweetwater Road and Jamacha Road at about 10 p.m. Friday, after Sheriff’s deputies reportedly spotted a stolen vehicle, which was being operated by a 17-year-old driver.
The teen driver sped away from deputies, which began a high-speed pursuit. The teen allegedly ran a red light, then crashed into two vehicles.
The driver then reportedly attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended by authorities a short time later.
A 21-year-old woman in the first vehicle was taken to the hospital with severe wounds. There, she succumbed to her injuries.
Two men and a 15-month-old, all of whom were occupants of the second struck vehicle, were taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. They are expected to recover.
The driver and their 16-year-old passenger were treated for minor injuries.
The passenger was arrested on suspicion of crimes related to a weapon in the allegedly stolen car.
The driver is facing multiple charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle and vehicular manslaughter.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
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