2 killed in California naval air station crash identified

Apr 1, 2016 8:21 PM by News Staff

LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) - Two people who were killed when they crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at a central California naval base have been identified.

Kings County Chief Deputy Coroner Shawn McRae says 29-year-old Anthony Castillo and 36-year-old Melissa Miller, both of San Jose, were killed in the crash at the Naval Air Station Lemoore late Wednesday.

The Navy base does not appear to be an intended target. The two who died were not affiliated with the military, said Capt. Monty Ashliman. He said authorities are investigating what started the chase and how the driver broke through the secured gate.

Authorities say the chase began late Wednesday, when a California Highway Patrol officer stopped to check on a vehicle parked on the roadside. The driver sped off, driving erratically and going the wrong way at one point on a highway.

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