2 Calif. Police Officers Seriously Injured in Fatal Crash During Chase

Feb. 5, 2024
A brief chase that began after Fontana police tried to stop a car reached high speeds before the fleeing vehicle collided with a pursuing cruiser, killing two people and injuring two officers.

By Mona Darwish

Source San Bernardino County Sun, Calif.

A high-speed police pursuit in Fontana left two people dead and four injured on Saturday night. Among the seriously injured were two police officers.

The pursuit began around 10:44 p.m. after officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop for vehicle code violations on a white Nissan Sentra and the driver did not comply, police said in a news release.

The pursuit, which lasted around 20 seconds, reached speeds of over 100 mph and ended after the suspect lost control of the sedan and crashed into a responding police unit's car on Valley Boulevard and Cypress Avenue.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, police said in the release. Two of the four occupants in the Nissan were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The two officers who were in the police vehicle when it was struck were also hospitalized with serious injuries.

Valley Boulevard, which was closed from Cypress Avenue to Juniper Avenue for the investigation, was reopened as of Sunday afternoon.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's major accident team is handling the investigation. No additional details were available on Sunday.

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