SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — A suspect vehicle fled through a San Bernardino street, becoming airborne and traveling approximately 175 feet before striking a concrete wall over the weekend, police said.
The crash unfolded just before 10 p.m. Friday following an armed robbery call at a Del Taco on 2nd Street.READ MORE: Raymon Morris, LASD's First Black Assistant Sheriff, Remembered As An 'Inspirational Leader'
It was there that authorities say the suspect fled westbound on 5th Street towards Mount Vernon Avenue, traveling at a very high rate of speed.
The car “was not able to negotiate the curve in the road at Flores Street, subsequently driving off the roadway and over a guardrail. The vehicle became airborne and traveled approximately 175 feet, striking a concrete wall, and coming to rest,” police said in a news release.READ MORE: Pasadena To Reopen 4 Libraries For In-Person Service
No other cars were involved in the crash.
The driver, identified as Michael Mendoza Levario, 20, died as a result of the crash, as did a 15-year-old passenger. A second passenger, who is 13, was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Migrant Children Housed At Long Beach, Pomona Intake Centers Being Treated For COVID-19
Police said speed was a factor in the crash. It is not known whether alcohol or drugs also played a role.