Christian Harrison Killed, Francis Kim and Kareem Sukwa Hurt in 4-Car Police Chase Crash at Quail Lakes Drive and West March Lane
STOCKTON, CA (February 11, 2019) – A police chase involving a stolen vehicle ended in a deadly crash on Quail Lakes Drive at West March Lane Friday morning.
The fatal incident unfolded at approximately 3:00 a.m. when California Highway Patrol officers attempted to pull over a speeding Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck on the northbound 5 Freeway, CHP Officer James Smith said.
The driver piloting the Chevrolet, who was said to be a 17-year-old boy from Oakland, failed to comply with authorities, leading them on a pursuit. Per the CHP, the Chevrolet headed southbound on Quail Lakes Drive where it blew through a red light and plowed into three vehicles.
A gray Chrysler Sebring, a Toyota Matrix and a black Chrysler Town and Country were involved in the crash.
Christian Harrison was the 35-year-old driver of the Chrysler Sebring who died at the scene. Francis Kim, 32, who was driving the Toyota Matrix and Kareem Sukwa, 43, who was operating the Chrysler Town and Country suffered minor and major injuries.
The unidentified teen sustained major injuries and was brought to an area hospital where he remains in custody. During its preliminary investigation, officers determined that the Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from a Stockton resident but had not been reported at the time.
Details regarding at what speed the truck was traveling is under investigation.
We would like to send our sincere thoughts and sympathies to the bereaved family and friends of Christian Harrison.
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