2 Suspects Killed in Crash on Magnolia Avenue and Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA (August 1, 2020) – On Thursday, 2 men died and 1 man got seriously injured in a crash on Magnolia Avenue and Chapman Avenue.
The accident happened at about 5:50 p.m when a suspected stolen vehicle pursued by authorities from Stanton to Garden Grove crashed into a tree and a fire hydrant.
Sheriff’s Lt. Nathan Wilson said that deputies near Katella Avenue and Beach Boulevard noticed a Toyota Camry with license plates assigned to a different but similar vehicle.
Authorities attempted to conduct a traffic stop to check on the vehicle, but the driver sped eastbound on Katella. It went southbound on Magnolia Street.
The driver lost control when it reached Magnolia Avenue and Chapman Avenue which is about two miles from where the pursuit started.
Then it crashed into a tree. At the same time, a fire hydrant was hit, water began to flow upward.
The Chase Ends
One of the three men died at the scene. Rescuers managed to take the two suspects to a hospital where one of them died. The remaining suspect is in critical condition, sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said
Moreover, Orange County sheriff’s officials are investigating the pursuit and stolen vehicle. Garden Grove police are in-charge of investigating the crash.
Braun also said the suspected stolen vehicle was traveling more than 70 miles per hour during the pursuit.
“Deputies were slowing in the intersections…while the vehicle was going at the same speed,” Braun said.
“So we’re pulling away from the suspect at the time of the collision.”
Commonly, during pursuits, agencies will stop a chase if it becomes dangerous, which is often due to high speeds.
“There are always discussions about whether to terminate a pursuit for public safety issues,” Braun said. But that was not the case for Thursday’s short distance pursuit, she said.
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