Driver of stolen car crashes, dies after evading San Jose police

SAN JOSE (KRON) — A driver of a stolen car crashed and died on Saturday night after evading San Jose police, Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.

The fatal crash happened at around 8:37 p.m. when two officers riding together in a patrol car tried to stop a car on Fruitdale Avenue and Sherman Oaks Drive, police said. The driver sped away and evaded police.

Police did not pursue the suspect car.

Within 1 minute, the stolen car crashed into a light pole on Fruitdale Avenue and St. Elizabeth Drive, police said.

The woman driver died at the scene, Garcia said. Her identity has not been released.

This is the city’s 43rd fatal collision and 45th victim of 2016.

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