SAN BERNARDINO (CBS) — Authorities say one person has been killed and eight others injured after a crash following a brief high-speed pursuit in San Bernardino County.

The chase ensued after an officer attempted to stop a white Honda Civic for a vehicle code violation about 9:46 p.m. Friday.

Within three minutes, the suspect lost control, colliding with three other vehicles at Mount Vernon and 5th Street.

Sky2’s Desiree Horton reported at 11 p.m. that the chase reached speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour and that the Civic blew through several red lights.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was later identified by authorities as a 42-year-old parolee from San Bernardino. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

There were two passengers in the Civic with him. The California Highway Patrol identified the first as 25-year-old Ray Nelson of Highland, also a parolee.

According to the CHP, there was a warrant out for the arrest of the second passenger, identified as 22-year-old Brenton Sterling of Highland.

Both men were transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in serious condition.

Authorities said six people in three other vehicles were taken to various hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.

Comments (14)
  1. Jeffrey says:

    always nice when the right person dies in a police pursuit.

  2. whit says:

    When are these over-zealous cops going to be stopped? Though it was the bad guy who was killed this time, it usually isnt. People endangered because of a vehicle code violation. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    1. USNavalAviationGulfWarVet says:

      Whit, perhaps you have not considered the fact that it was a pursuit? Why would a motorist engage in a pursuit, lest they have a reason? In this case the avoidance of apprehension. “According to the CHP, there was a warrant out for the arrest of the second passenger, identified as 22-year-old Brenton Sterling of Highland.”

      I believe that OBD III with throttle or ignition disable function should be implemented ASAP. This technology would allow law-enforcement to safely disable pursued vehicles. Then should it become a foot pursuit, Officers may then use their service weapon to stop a fleeing felon. Justice served.

  3. ILLEGALS says:

    At least it got 3 criminals off the streets for awhile.. Well, 1 bad apple to feed the maggots..


    That Cop did a great job by getting 3 Parolees off the streets.

    1. Adolfo says:

      2 Parolees… one literally lol and the 3rd only had a warrant… probably out by now

  5. California is the Brown State says:

    Great Job Officers!!

  6. Whisky…Tango… Foxtrot says:

    Just wait, it’s going to get a lot worst as Gov. Brown and his socialist party releases hundreds of thousands of violent felons and child molesters back onto the streets in an attempt to extort more tax money from California’s citizens to give to all the corrupt Prison Union officials.

    1. USNavalAviationGulfWarVet says:

      California must adopt a “Shall Issue” rather than a “May Issue” legal language for concealed weapons permits to those who qualify. The NRA has guidelines that will assist California in adopting this plan. And to those naysayers, read up on the 2nd amendment, then post your ridicule. And a parting thought, California should offer a reward (bounty) for information leading to the arrest of those with outstanding warrants. Should California be unable to fund its prisons, either privately contract more prisons AND/OR get these criminals into effective rehab before their release back into society. A 3 striker should be a very rare conviction, should they be properly rehabilitated before parole.

  7. bounce says:

    I won’t be shedding any tears for the occupants of the Honda, but I wish the innocent victims of those three idiots a speedy and complete recovery.

  8. Teresa Alvie says:

    Running for cover . Typical ! A dead coward .

  9. Gary M says:

    Good riddance. Too bad the other two bad guys are still alive. Now we have to pay for their medical bills and some low life attorney to try to get them off. I am really sorry for the victims of the crash and I wish them a speedy recovery. It is too bad they did not hit a bridge abutment at 80 MPH

  10. Nancy A Marquez says:

    Thank you for the comment. My mom , aunt and uncle were in the truck. All hurt but alive thanks be to God. I feel bad for the dead God save his soul and for the other 2 in the car with him. I don’t wish anyone any harm just wish no innocent people had been hurt. Especially my family.

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