Passenger Killed and Driver Injured in Crash Following Police Chase
NAPA COUNTY (August 5, 2019) - A police chase in Napa County ended with a crash that left one person dead and another seriously injured Monday night, August 5th. According to the Napa Police, authorities received a call about a suspicious vehicle with the driver apparently passed out.
When medics arrived at a nearby supermarket, the driver sped off, prompting officers to follow and attempt to pull it over. When the driver did not stop, a deputy deployed a spike strip. The driver of the car lost control after swerving to avoid the spikes.
Both occupants of the vehicle were taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center. The passenger died from their injuries. The driver’s condition is unknown.
The area near the intersection of Big Ranch Road and El Centro Avenue where the crash occurred was shut down late into the evening as police continued to investigate the scene.
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Source: Napa Valley Register
Updated - August 8, 2019 -
Police have identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Napa as Samantha Lin, 25. California Highway Patrol responded to a call about a serious pedestrian accident around 9 p.m. on Monday, August 5th.
According to authorities, Lin was struck twice by two southbound vehicles along Highway 29. When emergency crews arrived, she was trapped beneath one of the vehicles. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing, and it is unclear if alcohol or drugs were a factor. We will update this post with more information when it becomes available.