A man who allegedly fled from Murrieta police during a traffic stop and crashed into two vehicles, including a patrol car, died from injuries suffered in the wreck, authorities said Friday.
Keshon Manning, 25, of Desert Hot Springs suffered ultimately fatal injuries shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday in the rollover crash at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Los Alamos Road.
According to Murrieta police Lt. Ron Driscoll, Manning and another man, whose name was not disclosed, were spotted by a patrolman cruising the area of Jefferson and Murrieta Hot Springs Road. An unspecified traffic violation prompted the officer to signal the driver to stop, but he instead sped away and a chase ensued, Driscoll said.
“The vehicle entered the intersection of Jefferson and Los Alamos and was involved in a collision with another motorist,” he said. “The pursued vehicle rolled with forward momentum as a result of the collision and crossed the southbound lane of Jefferson. The vehicle then collided with a Murrieta police officer’s unit responding on southbound Jefferson to assist with the pursuit.”
Manning and the other man were extricated from the sedan and taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where Manning died about 3:20 p.m. Thursday. The other occupant of the car remains in intensive care, according to Driscoll.
He said the police officer whose patrol car was hit also suffered major injuries, but he is expected to survive.
The two occupants of the car that was hit as the suspects’ vehicle entered the intersection suffered minor to moderate injuries and were treated and released from the hospital, according to the lieutenant.
There was no word on why Manning and the other man allegedly fled, and police did not reveal which person was driving the sedan.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the police detective bureau at 951-461-6377.
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