FONTANA, Calif. – Three boys were killed when they fled from police in a car that then flipped over a wall and ended up in the front yard of a Fontana home, authorities said Thursday.
The 14-year-old driver and an 11-year-old passenger were thrown from the car when it hit the brick wall enclosing the yard, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement.
A 6-year-old boy wearing a seat belt in the back seat later died at Arrowhead regional medical center, the statement said.
The boys' names were not released.
A CHP officer pulled over the Nissan Maxima for running a red light on a Fontana street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, but the driver sped off as the officer walked toward the car, the statement said.
In a chase that lasted less than a minute, the driver ran several red lights and reached 90 mph on city streets before losing control and hitting the wall, the statement said.
Five people were in the house at the time of the accident but they were not injured, authorities said.
Fontana is a city in San Bernardino County about 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.