Two adults were killed and a child injured when a carjacking suspect pursued by West Covina police crashed into their vehicle in West Covina, authorities said Sunday.
The carjacking occurred at 1 a.m. Saturday in Baldwin Park and police there notified West Covina police that the 2010 Jeep Patriot was last seen entering West Covina, West Covina police spokesman Rudy Lopez said.
Officers located the vehicle about 2 a.m. near Durness and Sandy Hook streets and attempted a traffic stop but the driver failed to yield and a pursuit began, Lopez said.
`As it began crossing Cameron Avenue, it collided into a vehicle in the intersection traveling eastbound occupied by two adults and one child,” he said.
The deceased victims were identified by the coroner’s office as Edward Contreras, 55, who died at the scene and Gracie Contreras, 53, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The child, reportedly a 13-year-old boy, was also injured and taken to a hospital for treatment, Lopez said. The child’s condition was not available.
The suspect was also injured and taken to a hospital for treatment and has not yet been identified, Lopez said.
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