Jesus Ortiz Dies After Crashing Into Tree During Police Pursuit in Yucaipa Jesus Ortiz Killed in Yucaipa Police Pursuit Crash on Date Avenue Yu
Jesus Ortiz Dies After Crashing Into Tree During Police Pursuit in Yucaipa
Yucaipa, California (December 30, 2016) – A 22-year-old man was killed early Thursday morning after his vehicle crashed into a tree during a police pursuit on Date Avenue.
The deadly crash took place at about 1:58 a.m. yesterday near the intersection of Date Avenue and Fern Lane.
According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department report, deputies tried to make a traffic stop, but the victim, identified as Jesus Ortiz failed to stop resulting in a high-speed pursuit.
The victim’s vehicle then crashed into a tree near the intersection. The Yucaipa man was rushed to a hospital where he died of his injuries.
No further information regarding the crash was provided.
The San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department is the agency investigating the deadly accident.