In a late-night incident, two individuals lost their lives, and two police officers sustained injuries following a high-speed chase that concluded in a fatal crash at the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Cypress Avenue in Fontana.

The tragedy unfolded when Fontana Police attempted to stop a white Nissan Sentra for alleged vehicle code violations. The driver evaded the stop, leading to a brief pursuit with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

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The pursuit culminated in a devastating collision between the fleeing Nissan and a police patrol unit responding to the chase. Two occupants of the Nissan were rushed to nearby hospitals with life-threatening injuries, while the other two occupants tragically succumbed to their injuries at the crash site. As of now, the identities of the deceased have not been disclosed.

The Fontana Police Department confirmed that the officers in the patrol unit suffered serious injuries and were transported to the hospital. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating the incident, collaborating with local authorities to determine the sequence of events.

The entire incident unfolded within approximately 20 seconds, and video footage obtained by KTLA depicts the aftermath, with first responders navigating through the wreckage. Valley Boulevard between Cypress and Juniper avenues, where the crash occurred, has been reopened after the necessary investigations were conducted.

This tragic collision adds to the growing concern over the risks associated with high-speed pursuits. The incident serves as a somber reminder of the potential dangers faced by both law enforcement and civilians when such pursuits occur.

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As the investigation progresses, the Fontana community grapples with the aftermath of this heartbreaking event, emphasizing the importance of evaluating pursuit protocols to prevent similar tragedies in the future.