A fiery high speed crash that killed two and injured at least two others may have resulted from a botched carjacking, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s department. The crash occurred on the Silver Strand near Coronado on Thursday morning following a pursuit of a pickup reported to have been carjacked. The San Diego Union Tribune reports that the carjacking took place in Imperial Beach at a 7-11 store. A woman approached the pickup with a knife and a pit bull. The owner reported the carjacking to the authorities, who quickly located the vehicle. When they attempted to pull the vehicle over, the car side swiped the Sheriff’s patrol car, and sped away. The pickup sped through Imperial Beach and then north on Silver Strand. The pickup collided with a vehicle, flipped, and caught fire.
The Sheriff’s department is still trying to put all of the pieces together and to figure out how this deadly crash occurred.