Driver Fleeing Police Crashes into Vehicle, Killing Driver, Arrested

POMONA (CNS) - A suspect who fled from a traffic stop in Pomona, crashed into another vehicle, killing the driver, then ran away from the scene on foot, was arrested a short time later and is in custody this morning.

The crash took place near the intersection of San Antonio Avenue and Philadelphia Street, near Ann Arbor Avenue, said Aly Mejia, a spokeswoman for the Pomona Police Department.

An officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for a code violation at Ninth Avenue and San Antonio just before 4 p.m. when the driver failed to stop, police said.

The officer pursued the driver briefly with the car's police lights on before the driver crashed into another vehicle at Philadelphia Street, Mejia said.

The suspect then fled on foot, but was later found and taken into custody, police said. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene.

The names of the suspect and victim were not disclosed.

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