Car chase and collision leave two dead, two injured in Valley Center

Two people are dead and two are injured after a police chase in Valley Center at about 1 a.m. this morning, according to a news release.

Police located a Honda Accord that had been reported stolen out of Escondido. Deputies initiated a pursuit while a police helicopter flew above. Due to speeds and weather conditions, the pursuit was terminated and the helicopter followed the vehicle. Shortly after, the stolen vehicle drove into oncoming traffic, crashing head-on with a small vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was occupied by three males. The driver and passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene. The third suspect was transported to the hospital for trauma type injuries. The victim in the other vehicle sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. CHP is handing the investigation.

Categories: Traffic & Accidents