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Police say there was a pursuit before the deadly South Sacramento crash

A CHP spokesperson said speed was a factor in the crash.

SACRAMENTO, Calif — Two adults were killed Saturday morning following a crash in South Sacramento. 

According to CHP - South Sacramento spokesperson Officer Mark Leavitt, a driver was traveling southbound on Stockton Boulevard Saturday morning when they crashed into another car near the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and 65th Street. 

The two adults who were in the car that was hit died. One of the victims was a woman. Leavitt said the identity of the other victim was not yet known. The driver who caused the accident was taken to an area hospital with "major injuries."  

Law enforcement believe speed was a factor in the crash, adding in a press release that there was a chase before the incident. 

According to police just before 9 a.m. police were in the area when they observed two vehicles driving recklessly.

"The officers were in a marked police vehicle and activated their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct enforcement stops on the vehicles," police said in a press release. "Both vehicles continued driving recklessly and led officers on a brief pursuit which later measured approximately a half-mile in distance."

Police said moments later one of the vehicles slammed into an uninvolved vehicle, while the other vehicle that was driving "recklessly" left the area and hasn't been found.

To read the full press release, click here.

Credit: Courtesy: Public Safety News
Deadly crash in South Sacramento on May 21, 2022

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