[UPDATE 5:25 p.m.] High Speed Pursuit in McKinleyville; Traffic Collision Into the Side of a Home

High speed pursuit

[Photo by Oliver Cory]

At approximately 4:25 p.m., scanner traffic indicated that a deputy from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department was pursuing a vehicle on McKinleyville Avenue in McKinleyville. As of 4:30 p.m., the pursuit had moved to school road. The driver of the vehicle is a black male adult and he has a female passenger, according to the deputy. The deputy said the speeds varied between 65 and 75 miles per hour.

UPDATE 4:35 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, the suspect vehicle struck a home on the north end of Fischer Avenue. The suspect attempted to flee by jumping a fence but was apprehended. An ambulance was requested as the suspect has what the officer described as minor cuts and abrasions from attempting to jump the fence.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: The suspect reportedly has felony warrants.

UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: Lisa Dugan, a reader, sends us these photos from the crash scene.

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