A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a fleeing carjacking suspect crashed into a vehicle in West Covina, California, early on Saturday, Oct. 12, killing the boy’s mother and stepfather, ABC7 reported.
The West Covina Police Department said the violent crash happened in the early morning hours.
The collision launched the two adults from their vehicle. The victims, identified as Gracie Contreras, 53, of Covina and Edward Contreras, 55, of Covina, were pronounced dead at the scene.
A child in the victim’s vehicle, reportedly a 13-year-old boy, was transported to the hospital in reportedly critical condition.
The chain of events leading up to the deadly crash began around 1 a.m. when West Covina police received information of a carjacking that took place in nearby Baldwin Park. Police located the vehicle, a 2010 Jeep Patriot, about 2 a.m. in the area of Durness and Sandy Hook streets, but a chase ensued when the driver failed to pull over, police said.
According to police the suspect vehicle was traveling down Glendora Avenue, crossing Cameron Avenue, when it collided into a vehicle in the intersection.
The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was also injured in the crash and transported to a hospital.