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Driver Charged with Murder for Death of Teenage Passenger in Oakley Police Pursuit

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    Driver Charged with Murder for Death of Teenage Passenger in Oakley Police Pursuit
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    One person was killed when a car crashed during a police pursuit in Antioch, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.

    A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with a crash that resulted in a teenage boy's death after a police pursuit on Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

    The charges were filed against Javonte Mathis, of Concord, after he allegedly fled from police in a vehicle beginning at 8:27 a.m. Tuesday in Oakley.

    Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said Friday that 16-year-old Torry Hines, of Antioch, was identified as the person killed in a crash when that pursuit ended in Antioch.

    Hines, who is reportedly Mathis' cousin, was a passenger in a vehicle that sped away from an Oakley police officer during an attempted traffic stop in the area of Main Street and Bridgehead Road, according to sheriff's officials.

    Oakley Police Pursuit Ends with Deadly Crash Into Fire Hydrant

    [BAY] Oakley Police Pursuit Ends with Deadly Crash Into Fire Hydrant
    An Oakley police pursuit ended with a death and an arrest in Antioch Tuesday morning, according to police and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015)

    The vehicle later crashed into a power pole and a fire hydrant and burst into flames between Wilson Street and Phillips Lane, sheriff's officials said.

    Mathis, who suffered injuries in the crash, then fled on foot. Hines was left in the burning vehicle and his body was discovered later. A stolen gun was also found nearby, sheriff's officials said.

    The search for Mathis ended shortly after he was spotted getting into a different vehicle nearby.
    After receiving treatment for his injuries, Mathis was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on $1.1 million bail.

    He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday afternoon in the A.F. Bray Court Building in Martinez, district attorney's officials said.

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