High speed chase ends in death of suspected car thief

Apr 7, 2015 2:09 AM by Alan Marsden

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash following a high speed chase south of Oroville.

Deputies spotted the Honda Accord around nine Monday night and determined it had been stolen. The driver sped away and deputies gave chase south on Lone Tree Road.
Just past Cox Lane, the man driving the stolen car lost control and rolled the vehicle several times in a field and died on scene.

For a time, authorities believed another person may have been in the vehicle and escaped, but after searching the area with the help of a CHP helicopter that turned out not to be the case. Officials did not say where the car was stolen from and the name of driver was not released.


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