(KTXL) — A three-car collision that killed two people in South Sacramento on Thursday started as an attempted robbery according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the sheriff’s office, a man attempted to steal a woman’s purse near French Road and Gerber Road.

When he was unsuccessful in stealing the purse he stole a vehicle and then crashed into two vehicles at 10:18 a.m. on Florin-Perkins Road, killing two women in a Nissan Leaf.

The man then fled the scene on foot and attempted to steal another vehicle when deputies caught him on Billfish Way.

Once the man is released from the hospital he will be booked in the Sacramento County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.