A 76-year-old pedestrian was crushed to demise Tuesday afternoon after a suspect fleeing Vallejo police crashed right into a parked car, authorities stated.
Police have been nonetheless trying to find the suspect as of Thursday.
A Vallejo police officer noticed the suspect “driving at a excessive fee of velocity, weaving out and in of visitors” round 2:27 p.m. within the space of Sonoma Boulevard and Carolina Road. Sgt. Rashad Hollis, the general public data officer for the Vallejo Police Division, stated in an interview that the officer tried to drag the suspect over, and the suspect slowed down however didn’t come to a cease.
The officer turned on his emergency lights – and “then (the suspect) determined to take off,” Hollis stated.
The suspect speeded by way of two cease indicators at round 60 mph earlier than dropping management of his Ford Fusion, in accordance with a press launch from the Vallejo Police Division. He reportedly smashed into one among a number of automobiles parked on the curb on the 300 block of Carolina Road, then jumped out of his automotive and took off operating.
A Vallejo resident was crushed between two of the parked automobiles. He was taken to a neighborhood hospital however died from his accidents.
Police stated they discovered a firearm contained in the suspect’s car.
Hollis stated he doesn’t know what costs the suspect would face if caught. This is able to be a choice for the Visitors and Detective Divisions.
Authorities are asking anybody with information of the incident to contact Corporal Kenny Trimble at (707) 648-4329 and confer with case #23-10608.
This was Vallejo’s seventh deadly visitors collision of 2023.