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15-year-old kills uninvolved driver in crash after being chased by deputies in Stockton, police say

The 15-year-old was booked into Juvenile Hall for vehicular manslaughter.

STOCKTON, Calif. — A crash in Stockton has left one person dead and a 15-year-old facing vehicular manslaughter charges.

The crash happened around 10:20 a.m. as San Joaquin County deputies were trying to catch up to a suspect vehicle. Police said the vehicle was wanted for a felony out of Contra Costa County. 

According to police, the vehicle was being driven erratically and was heading east along Charter Way at high speed. A Stockton officer responded to help, but moments later, the car crashed into an uninvolved driver at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Lincoln Street. 

The suspect, a 15-year-old, was taken into custody and book into Juvenile Hall. The driver of the other vehicle, a 37-year-old man, was pronounced dead.

Multiple agencies are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is can contact the Stockton Police Department at 209-937-8377.

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Posted by Stockton Police Department on Sunday, January 16, 2022

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