Police are still searching for a suspect who led CHP officers on a high-speed chase along Interstate Highway 880 this morning, leading to a two-hour closure of a stretch of the roadway. The chase began at around 3:30 a.m. when a CHP officer initiated an enforcement stop on a van matching a stolen vehicle description issued an hour earlier by the Hayward Police Department. Rather than stopping, the driver of the stolen van sped away along northbound Highway 880 in Hayward, racing at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour, CHP Officer R. Crawford said.
At around 3:50 a.m., CHP officers closed both sides of Highway 880 near 66th Avenue as the pursuit went on. The suspect then exited the highway, crashed through a fence and tried to re-enter I-880 before exiting the van and leaving it to roll toward the highway’s center median, Crawford said. Despite a nearly two-hour search of the area, officers were unable to locate the driver of the van and do not have a suspect description. Officers called off the search and reopened the roadway just before 6 a.m. today. Crawford said morning commute traffic was backed up due to the road closures, but returned to normal at around 7:30 a.m.
Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.
Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.
Copyright © 2011 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reusewithout the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.