1 Dead, 8 Injured After Crash Following High-Speed Pursuit In San Bernardino

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.


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