Hannah Pimentel, 19, Fatal Victim After Police Chase Ends in Car Accident on Stanislaus Street
Fresno, CA (May 13, 2021) – Hannah Pimentel, a 19-year-old Clovis resident, died after a police chase led to a car crash on Stanislaus Street Wednesday afternoon.
The ABC30 News reported the pursuit started in Chinatown. According to the article published online, the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) were tracking down a gang member wanted for several weapons violations.
When officers spotted a black Ford Focus driven by a suspect, a California Highway Patrol deputy with the MAGEC attempted to pull over the driver. However, the suspect failed to yield and took off at a high rate of speed. For this reason, officers launched a pursuit.
Our sources indicated Ford driver tossed out a loaded AR-15 rifle while in the middle of the chase. In an attempt to evade the police, the Ford driver went against traffic on Stanislaus Street and slammed into a BMW driven by Hannah Pimentel.
Authorities said the innocent woman behind the wheel of the BMW sadly died as a result of the crash. On Thursday, Fresno police officers identified the fatal victim as Hannah Pimentel.
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Meanwhile, officials mentioned the suspect driving the Ford jumped out of his car and ran away. Detectives assigned to handle the case continue to identify and locate the hit-and-run suspect.
Further investigation on the hit-and-run car crash on Stanislaus Street is underway.
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