ELK GROVE (CBS13) – One person died and another seriously hurt in a crash following a police pursuit Sunday night, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol said an ambulance crew reported an erratic driver about 9:30 p.m.
When a CHP officer attempted to pull the driver over, the suspect took off leading the officer on a high-speed chase.
The pursuit topped speeds of 90 miles per hour before the suspect swerved into oncoming traffic on Grant Line Road near Equestrian Drive, slamming head-on into another pick-up truck driven by Alejandro Topete.
Grant Line Road between Elk Grove Boulevard and Bond Road was closed immediately after the accident while emergency crews responded to the scene.
Authorities had to extricate victims from the wreckage.
CHP says the driving the pursued vehicle died from his injuries. Topete suffered serious injuries but is expected to live.