PALMDALE (CBSLA) — A 65-year-old woman walking her dog was killed and six teenagers were detained Wednesday night after a high-speed pursuit in Palmdale ended in a crash.
“This is something that you don’t expect,” Juan Cabrera, whose mom lives next door to the victim, said. “She was home, and the impact got her up and outside to see what was going on.”READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the crash occurred at about 7:49 p.m. near East Avenue S and the 14 Freeway.
The sheriff’s department said deputies initially pursued the SUV in connection with a felony suspect who was considered armed and dangerous. However, deputies called off the chase because the driver was speeding dangerously.
Shortly after, the vehicle slammed into a woman who was walking her dog on a bike path. She died at the scene. Her name was not released.
The six teenagers who were in the SUV were taken into custody. Several of them may have been hurt in the crash, but the nature of their injuries were not confirmed.READ MORE: Man in Riverside Barricades Himself Against Police After Shooting His Wife
A woman was hit and killed while walking her dog along a bike path in Palmdale. Deputies were chasing an SUV prior to the crash. Six people are in custody. pic.twitter.com/dy4ZJMhidw
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Investigators said they were looking into what they called “criminal activities” that were happening before the crash and were trying to find out if drugs or alcohol were involved in the fatal crash.MORE NEWS: Couple Reunited With Lost GoPro Camera After Four Years, Thanks To TikTok Users
“It’s horrible,” David Steele, a Palmdale resident, said. “Myself and my wife walk along here in the evenings. It’s just a real nice time to do it, and it’s tragic.”