SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A crash near Norwood and Main avenues left Elvis Giovanni Umanzor, 16, of Sacramento dead Friday night, and one other person hospitalized said the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 8:48 p.m. Friday, an officer from the Sacramento Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle near 65th Street and 14th Avenue. Authorities said the driver didn’t yield which led to a chase.
According to the Sacramento police, the car was going at least 100 mph while on the freeway.
After losing sight of the vehicle, sheriff’s deputies later spotted the car and continued the pursuit.
The deputies reportedly tried to pull the car over, but the 16-year-old drove into oncoming traffic recklessly and ran through stop signs. Eventually, the driver reached speeds of up to 115 mph according to the sheriff’s office, and even threw objects out of the car.
Eventually, the driver went northbound on Norwood Avenue before losing control and colliding into a tree on Sully Street near Graff Rigg Court in Sacramento. The driver, Umanzor, was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger was taken to a local hospital, he is expected to make a full recovery.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office will is currently investigating the whereabouts of the objects seen thrown from the suspect’s vehicle as an unknown motorcycle was seen leaving the area as officers arrived to retrieve them.
Sacramento police’s Major Collision Investigations Unit is investigating the collision.
No further information is provided at this time.
Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (916) 874-5115 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).
FOX40’s Julian Tack contributed to this report.