A suspect who led a sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase in the East Bay early Tuesday crashed in San Pablo and later died, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
Later Tuesday, the suspect was identified as 29-year-old Narayan Sanwal of El Sobrante, sheriff's officials said.
During the height of the pursuit, Sanwal raced across city streets in excess of 100 mph before apparently rolling over in the area of San Pablo Avenue and Road 20, according to the sheriff's office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The pursuit began just after midnight when a sheriff's tried to stop Sanwal in the area of San Pablo Dam Road and Mifflin Avenue in El Sobrante, the sheriff's office reported. Sanwal ran a red light and zipped through the intersection of San Pablo Dam Road and El Portal Drive at roughly 50 mph.
After refusing to pull over for the deputy, he raced across city streets at high speeds, prompting the deputy to stop the pursuit, according to the sheriff's office.
Roughly 12 seconds after calling off the pursuit and losing sight of the suspect, the deputy spotted the vehicle resting on its roof, the sheriff's office reported. Sanwal was said to be unresponsive.
First responders initiated first aid, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was Contra Costa County's fifth fatality connected to a pursuit, NBC Bay Area learned. An investigation is ongoing, the sheriff's office said.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the sheriff's office at 925-313-2600.