One person dead and two others injured in Chula Vista police chase
CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – One person died and two others were injured after a driver being chased by police in Chula Vista caused a traffic collision.
The Chula Vista Police Department said the suspect vehicle with three passengers inside crashed near Hilltop Drive and Oxford Street just before 8 p.m.
It started when a male driver of a Mercedes refused to pull over for a traffic violation. He sped southbound on Hilltop, running stop signs and red lights at up to 80 mph. The driver then went into the wall of a house and then crashed into a telephone pole.
The male driver was ejected, one female was knocked unconscious, and a male passenger was stunned and attempted to flee on foot.
A loaded handgun and a large amount of narcotics were found in the vehicle.
All three passengers were transported to a local hospital, where the ejected male was in CPR status and died at the hospital. The other two passengers are being treated for minor injuries.
The incident is believed to be gang related.