A tragic car crash in Woodland, California, resulted in the death of a 43-year-old woman and left 10 people injured, including the 13-year-old driver and two other juveniles.
The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, northwest of Sacramento, when the teenager allegedly stole a car and engaged in a high-speed pursuit with the police, according to a statement from the Woodland Police Department.
An officer first noticed the car driving erratically and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The chase ended at the intersection of College and Court Streets, where the stolen car collided with two other vehicles, causing both to catch fire.
The deceased victim, identified as Tina Vital, was trapped inside one of the burning cars along with her two adult children and a 5-year-old granddaughter. The son and granddaughter were reportedly in the ICU following the accident.
Authorities took the 13-year-old driver into custody on multiple felony charges. Police determined that the vehicle he was driving had been stolen. After receiving medical treatment, the young suspect will be booked into the Yolo County Juvenile Hall.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is currently investigating the cause of the crash and has not yet provided any additional comments.