City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20130114-003
Monday, January 14, 2013

Driver of Stolen Vehicle Dies in Collision

On Monday, January 14, 2013, at approximately 12:37 p.m., the driver of a stolen Honda collided with a vehicle while attempting to flee from police.  The 21-year-old male driver of the stolen vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers saw the stolen vehicle being driven in the area of Acacia Avenue and Belden Street.  The officers turned their patrol vehicle around, activated their emergency lights and siren and attempted to catch up to the fleeing vehicle.  The pursuit that only lasted seconds, ended when the suspect approached El Camino Avenue heading south on Clay Street, went through a stop sign and was struck by an approaching car that was traveling west on El Camino Avenue.

The two adult occupants of the vehicle that struck the Honda were contacted by medical personnel at the scene, however were not transported.  One occupant sustained minor injuries from the collision.

Traffic and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information on this stolen vehicle case or any witnesses to the collision to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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