SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and Simi Valley Police Department were in pursuit of a hit-and-run suspect in a Ford F-150 pickup when the driver sheared off a fire hydrant and crashed into several parked cars.
The incident began at approximately 7:30 p.m. when VCSD requested assistance from Simi Valley PD in the pursuit that led into the City of Simi Valley. However, when SVPD attempted to catch up to the pursuit, the pickup truck was lost and the pursuit was terminated.READ MORE: Daniel Williams, 24, Arrested In Connection To Saturday Fatal Double Shooting In Downtown Long Beach
However, a short time later, citizens reported that a pickup matching the suspect’s vehicle description had collided with a fire hydrant and several other vehicles in the area of Patricia Avenue and Duncan Street.READ MORE: LA County Continues To See COVID-19 Surge, Doctor Says Not Getting Vaccine Reckless
Police arrived on the scene and quickly determined it was the same vehicle suspected in the hit-and-run that led Ventura County deputies on the earlier chase.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On 91 Freeway In Long Beach
Deputies subsequently arrested the suspected and an investigation is ongoing.