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Mother Dead, Twins injured in Police Chase in Hercules

by CC News
Fatal Crash

A mother is dead and her twin children were left injured after a stolen vehicle was being pursued by Hercules Police on March 23.

The Hercules Police Department confirmed that on March 23, 2023, at about 7:27 pm, the Hercules Police Department received information from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office regarding a stolen 2021 Mazda SUV, possibly heading toward the City of Hercules on eastbound I-80.

A Hercules Police Officer saw the Mazda exit I-80 eastbound onto northbound Willow Ave. As the Officer caught up to the Mazda, the driver immediately began to accelerate. The Officer initiated a short pursuit of the SUV, before it collided into a 2017 Nissan passenger vehicle in the area of Parker Ave and 4th Street in the City of Rodeo.

The driver of the Mazda immediately got out of the vehicle and ran northbound onto Parker Ave. A perimeter was established, and the suspect was found, at a nearby liquor store. He was placed under arrest, and later transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

The driver of the Nissan passenger vehicle was a 31-year-old, mother of twin boys, age six. All were inside the vehicle and sadly, the mother passed away at the scene. The children were taken to Children’s Hospital in Oakland.

This incident is still an active investigation, and any additional information will be released as the investigation continues. Anybody with any additional information is encouraged to contact Hercules Police Department at (510)724-1111.

Ralph Ellsworth White III, 20, of Vallejo, was arrest and booked at county jail. He is being held on a $1.32 million bail.


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The criminal is to blame. March 25, 2023 - 8:12 am

Tragic !The liberals will blame the police. The reality is that this is the pos criminals fault!

Katy March 25, 2023 - 8:48 pm

💯 they need to get rid of all these criminals and uncivilized homeless people! Anything more than one offense and they should be thrown on Alcatraz or somewhere secluded, away from law obeying citizens.

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