Pittsburg Chase Ends in Deadly Crash

One woman lost her life on the streets of Pittsburg Monday.

Monday, Oct 31, 2011  |  Updated 5:37 PM PDT
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Pittsburg Chase Ends in Deadly Crash

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A woman died and three people were seriously hurt as a result  of a high-speed chase that ended in a three-vehicle crash in Pittsburg, police said.

Pittsburg police attempted to pull over a truck for speeding at  around 10:40 a.m. and the truck fled west on Buchanan Road.

Officers initiated a chase but slowed down when the suspect  vehicle exceeded speeds of 70 mph, Lt. Ron Raman said.

The suspect's truck crashed into a SUV that was heading northbound  on Railroad Avenue at Buchanan Road, causing the SUV to collide with another  truck that was heading southbound on Railroad Avenue.

Two occupants in the suspect vehicle were trapped and the Contra  Costa County Fire Protection District was called to use the Jaws of Life to  free them, Raman said.

Police said the female passenger, a Pittsburg resident, was  pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of her  next of kin.

The 26-year-old male driver was in serious condition and  transported to a hospital. The Contra Costa County resident is a parolee with  a significant criminal record, Raman said.

The two occupants of the SUV are listed in serious but stable  condition and were transported to a hospital.

The third vehicle sustained minor damage and the passengers of  that vehicle were not injured, Raman said.

Police are continuing to investigate the crash in coordination  with the District Attorney's Office, the Parole Board and the California  Highway Patrol.
 

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