High Speed Chase Ends In Fatal Crash In El Dorado Hills

FOLSOM, Calif. (CBS13) – A major road in El Dorado Hills is partially closed after an overnight high speed chase ended in a fatal rollover crash.

Folsom Police says an officer first spotted a silver pickup truck driving erratically without headlights just before 3:00 a.m. near Iron Point Road and Empire Ranch Road.

The driver failed to pull over instead leading officers on a short but chaotic high speed chase.

Police say the driver, who was driving at time between 90 and 100 mph, made several U-turns, nearly hit a patrol car head-on, and almost ran over an officer who had stepped out of his car.

Eventually, the driver clipped another vehicle and lost control on Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills.  The truck rolled several times ejecting the male driver who was killed.  It appears the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.  No one else in the truck.

CHP officers are investigating the crash.  It’s not known if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor.  The name of the driver has not been released.

  • Mace

    The Police…SMDH I don’t believe it, the other person is no longer here…

  • Will

    Stephen stucker was the guy who died

    • Jill


  • Tamara

    He was a good guy that was going thru a very rough time and life.. Rip Steven!! You will be missed!

    • Leslie

      No one deserves to die.. and no one deserves heartless words about them after they are gone. He was a young man who made a horrible mistake and thank God no one else was hurt. But to utter such Harsh and Mean words about someone that has passed on at such a young age is sick!

      • jr

        I agree no on deserves to die and u people are being very harsh , I know steven and he had a big heart , he even was a care taker for his grandfather. He will b missed by many rip Stephen

  • redneckwriter

    A good guy going through a rough time and he decides he’s going to put innocent people in danger with his driving? I don’t feel sorry for him one bit.

  • Shocked

    wow, are you kdding right now? some nerve you have. no matter what someone is going through in there life, NO ONE deserves to have it taken away from them. your a heartless pig.

    • redneckwriter

      And here in America I thought we were allowed to express our own opinions. But I guess us “heartless pigs” aren’t allowed to. Oh and by the way, it’s called Spell Check, look into it.

      • Ian

        Here in America we try not to begin our sentences with a conjunction. Good for you for using spell check, since you are obviously incapable of using your own brain. Im not sure that the founding fathers would be proud to hear you citing their first ammendment to the constitution, in defense of such senseless and worthless speech. Turn off your computer forever. You are not contributing anything positive to this world.

      • Georgetownmom

        You expressed yourself and no cops came knocking at your door. I think that is what free speach is about. You can say mean things and people can tell you that you are an unkind person for saying it.

    • Badguysnightmare

      Are you kidding me? What would you have been saying if he would have plowed into a hard working wife/father/child/grandchild on their way to work…killing them?? Does it really matter what he was going through in his life that he has the right to potentially take someone elses? Lets just say the right person died in this crash and that thankfully nobody else was involved. Anyone who thinks his actions were justified are the heartless pigs!!!

      • Shocked

        Actually I would feel the exact same way, it’s a tragedy no matter who is killed and I don’t believe any one persons life is more important than another’s. So your a discusting person for saying the right person died. Did you know steven? Do you know if he had a kid, a job? No your probably don’t. So you should probably stop passing judgement. No on is justifying ANYONE’S action, someone died, and thankfully there were no other casualties that’s all that matters.

    • sharpone

      You’re right. No matter what someone is going through in their life,they have no right to take others down with them. Noone is above the law. Drive safely, use your lights when it’s dark out, always buckel up and pull over when you see that red light in your rear view. Take a time out.

  • Shcoked

    RIP Steven <3

  • Linda Austin Shine

    There is a time and place for everything this is NOT the place or time to to judge anyone. Have some empathy for this young-man’s family.Stephen was someone’s son, brother, grandchild, uncle, friend. Yes he was reckless last night, and thank God no one else was killed. Have compassion for his loved ones. How would you feel if were grieving for your loved one and people that don’t know him are making these harsh, judgmental comments? Instead of judging and making these hurtful comments, go home and kiss your children and wife, husband or friend.May we use this tragic event as a positive learning experience for our youth as a wake up call not a time to judge and add more grief to his poor family and friends.

    • WC

      Well said. ;)

  • Stephanie M

    I am surprised at the things being said here. I guess some people are just looking for any reason to be angry and bring their own pain to others. Anyways, I agree with you 100% Linda. We could play the what if game for hours, but the fact is that he was the only one that we lost. Have some respect. Stephen was a good man, and a great friend to a lot of us. You will be missed by many, and I am glad that you can be at peace now. Tell everyone hello from the family. :)

  • Josh S

    Rip Stephen your were a good friend, People that talk badly towards people when something tragic happens have really low morals and should probably not bother with the comment.

  • Lucky

    I’m the person Stephen hit just before he rolled his truck. For what it’s worth, although I very nearly died with him yesterday morning, I was deeply saddened to learn of his death and I want to express my condolences to his family. I harbor no ill feelings toward Stephen and I’m just thankful that he did not take anyone else with him.

    • Linda Austin Shine

      Thank you Lucky for having compassion and forgiveness in your heart. I thank God that you were not seriously hurt or a fatality. As a community we need to be united not hurtful and mean. Thank you for your kind words and for posting them.


    • Jill

      I am so sorry that you got hit by him, but thank you so much for being a good person. Stephen is such a good guy. I hope you are okay.

  • WC

    I wouldn’t get to upset at a commenter that identifies himself at “redneckwriter.’ Enough said.

  • cbeamer

    a comment to 101 on fox 40 and redneck , wonderful people do mistakes also, dont be so judgmental. I bet you have done dumb things in your so wonderful life. I knew this young man and he was sweet and a very caring person. Yes he had some issues but what other teen agers do you know that would take care of his grandfather. He was only 22 and did not deserve to die such a violent way. And by the way they dont know if he was drunk or high so dont assume. I have seen him at the market every week taking his grandfather shopping and his grandfather who recently passed away only had wonderful things to say about his grand son. Stephen we love you and I know that you are with your grandparents in heaven. RIP

  • stephenshomie

    Yes I knew Stephen he was a good and had a big heart for his friends and his groundfathee he was so young to b caught up in this world . And I think its so wrong to talk such harsh world , and I thank u lucky for understanding and forgiving u will b truly blessed. R.I.p homie

  • Arielle Davenport

    As one of his sisters I would like to say thank you to all who are defending Stephen. He deserves to be defended. I am not ready to fully express anything, but I do want to thank those who are helping us keep his name in light he absolutely deserves. Thank you Lucky for your kind words. They are truly appreciated by his family. May you rest in peace now, Stephen.

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  • Thenerveofuall

    It is unbelievable to read the comments that you all have left in regard to this tragedy. Yes, what he did was wrong and thank god no one was injured, but he was also a human being with a heart, soul, and a family. Why don’t you think about how you would feel if you were a family member in mourning reading ignorant, hurtful comments from a bunch of strangers thinking their stuff don’t stink. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. You may think that what you said is okay just because he made a poor choice, but it’s far from okay to go off about someone you know nothing about in this forum. It’s rude and inconsiderate. How you all sleep at night is beyond me. People make mistakes, people have problems, but it sure as heck does not justify the tragic death of a young man, and it certainly doesn’t justify people like you being able to bash someone to this extent. Do the world a favor and keep your rude comments to yourselves. The nerve. RIP Stephen, you will be missed!!!!!

  • Samantha Enderle

    RIP Stephen Stucker! He was my best friend for a long time & helped me out with alot of family problems. He was a good person & did not deserve the consequences of his actions… He will be missed by me! -Michael Stoddard

  • jackie

    LUCKY forgiveness makes you healthier, happier its good for your body and your soul, you will have wonderous happenings every day, sunsets, sunrises everything we take for granted everyday, I am glad you were not injured, I am sorry this young man was killed he has many friends that is obvious, God Bless you. I pray for comfort for Stephens family and friends.

  • chaosreigns

    Another high speed murder by cops the guy doing 90 to 100 miles an hour they said and they did not stop the pursuit, it is a miracle that the other driver was not killed or severly injured how many more deaths by these pursuits before the legeslaters in this state do something to put a stop to senseless .this taking of lives .

  • shannon stucker

    i miss you stephen so much your nephews miss you too

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