Woman, 5 dogs killed after police pursuit ends in crash

May 8, 2019

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and five dogs traveling with her were killed after a man fleeing police in a stolen van crashed into her car in Southern California.

Police in Long Beach say officers chased the van through a residential neighborhood until it slammed into the car Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Times reports the impact sent a tire flying into the wall of a home.

The woman died at a hospital. Officials say four of six dogs in her car died at the scene. One died at a veterinarian’s office. The surviving dog is in critical condition.

Neighbors say the woman was a local dog-walker and mother who lived nearby.

The newspaper says the driver of the van, a known gang member, could face charges including vehicular manslaughter.