Dramatic new surveillance video shows the moment a speeding Chevy Camaro slammed into cars at a red light in California Saturday, sp
Dramatic new surveillance video shows the moment a speeding Chevy Camaro slammed into cars at a red light in California Saturday, sparking a fiery blast that killed three people.
The footage from a Valero gas station in Fresno shows the Camaro — which was fleeing sheriff’s deputies at speeds of up to 100 mph — crashing at the corner of McKinley and Cedar avenues around 11 p.m., the Fresno Bee said in a report.
A Fresno County sheriff’s vehicle is seen at the intersection moments before the crash with emergency lights flashing, reportedly planning to intercept the Chevy after it sped away from a traffic stop near Highway 41, the Bee reported.
Authorities said the driver, identified as Francisco Portillo, 20, was in the car with his girlfriend when he crashed.
Both were taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where they were listed in critical but stable condition, the newspaper said.
At least seven vehicles were involved in the wreck, with five bursting into flames.
Police said one of those killed was a man who was in his car by himself, and the others were two women who were in another vehicle together, the paper said. They have not yet been identified.
Portillo — who was pulled by deputies from his burning car — has not yet been charged, Tony Botti, spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, told The Post.