After receiving medical attention, the youngster will be registered in the Yolo County Juvenile Hall.
A 43-year-old woman was killed after a 13-year-old kid allegedly stole a car, led police on a brief chase, and then crashed into two other vehicles.
The collision, which left 10 people hurt, including the teen driver and two other children, happened on Saturday afternoon in Woodland, California, near Sacramento, according to a statement from the Woodland Police Department.
An officer noticed the car “driving erratically,” according to police, and they started chasing it.
“The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over and then pursued the car to the intersection of College and Court Streets,” the agency wrote. “The car collided with two other vehicles causing two cars to catch fire.”
The victim was identified as Tina Vital by KCRA-TV. Along with her two grown children and a 5-year-old granddaughter, she was trapped inside one of the automobiles. Following the event, one of her sons and granddaughter were admitted to the ICU on Saturday, according to ABC 10.
The 13-year-old motorist was detained on felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with carelessness and eluding causing injuries. Police discovered that he was operating a stolen car, according to their statement.
The department noted that the adolescent will be checked into the Yolo County Juvenile Hall upon his completion of medical treatment.
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Currently, the crash’s cause is being looked into by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). When PEOPLE.com asked CHP for more information, they did not respond right away.
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