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Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Vehicle Collision
For Immediate Release
August 1, 2019 02:00PM
On August 1, 2019 at approximately
0806 hours, an off duty officer from the Colusa Police Department observed a
recently reported stolen vehicle travelling eastbound Highway 20 from
Deputies from the Colusa
County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a Colusa Police Officer were able to get
behind the vehicle in an attempt to conduct a vehicle stop. The vehicle fled from the Officers and a
vehicle pursuit ensued.
The stolen vehicle continued
eastbound Highway 20 passing the town of Meridian and entering Sutter
County. As the stolen vehicle travelled
eastbound over the Sutter Bypass Bridge at a high rate of speed, the driver
attempted to pass a vehicle. While
attempting to pass the vehicle, the stolen vehicle collided head on with
The two occupants in the stolen
vehicle suffered life threatening injuries and later passed away. No other people involved in the collision
were injured. The California Highway
Patrol Yuba-Sutter Office responded and took over the investigation of the
For further information,
Assistant Sheriff Mike
Bradwell at (530) 458-0200.