The Latest – Monday, May 23:
The second victim of the crash that occurred after a police pursuit in Sacramento was identified as Binh Nguyen. Family said Nguyen and Tien Le, who were married, leave behind a 5-year-old son and an 8-year-old daughter.
Original Story Below:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Two people were killed after their car was struck by another vehicle that was involved in a police pursuit in Sacramento Saturday morning.
The California Highway Patrol, which got involved in the investigation after the collision, said the accident happened at an intersection on Stockton Boulevard just north of 65th around 8:50 a.m.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were in the area of Stockton Boulevard and 47th Avenue when they saw two vehicles driving recklessly and endangering the community.
The officers were in a marked vehicle, they activated emergency lights and sirens to try and stop the speeding vehicles; this led to a short pursuit.
One of the reckless cars collided with a vehicle that was not involved in the chase, this resulted in the death of the two victims.
Authorities said the driver of the vehicle that was traveling at a high speed also sustained major injuries.
The other vehicle fled the area and has not been found.
One of the victims was identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office Sunday. Tien Le was a 46-year-old woman who lived in Sacramento.
The other victim has yet to be identified.
Any witnesses with information regarding this investigation may contact the California Highway Patrol – South Sacramento at (916) 897-5600 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app
This is a developing story.