High-speed pursuit ends in the death of an innocent person, Fresno Police say


A woman who led Fresno Police officers on a high-speed pursuit collided into several cars, killing one person inside, Wednesday night.

At around 6:30 p.m., the fatal pursuit ended in the area of Fresno Street and Princeton Avenue near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, according to Lt. Larry Bowlan with the Fresno Police Department.

He says detectives were serving search warrants near Ashlan Avenue and Fresno Street for a robbery investigation.

When they were finishing up, they saw a suspect vehicle passing by a home and an officer was able to catch up to the female driving. She failed to yield to officers and a pursuit ensued, Bowlan says.

Adding, while traveling southbound on Fresno Street, she approached a red light at Princeton Avenue, ran it and struck a car with four people inside.

One of the passengers, a woman in her fifties, died from the impact. The three others, including a child, suffered moderate injuries.

The suspect is in critical condition at Community Regional Medical Center, Bowlan says.

It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs played a role in the collision.

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