A Turlock police pursuit of a stolen vehicle that started at 5:30 a.m. yesterday ended in a crash, just outside of Denair.
Turlock police report that an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on an Acura driving recklessly in the area of N. Berkeley Avenue and Chandler Drive. The male driver of the vehicle stopped momentarily, but then fled and a pursuit ensued.
The male has been identified by TPD as a 15-year-old Hispanic male. His name will not be released because he is a juvenile.
A short time later the pursuit ended in the outskirts of Denair when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The car was later determined to be stolen.
The driver of the Acura suffered critical injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. He remains in critical condition at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Ofc. Paul Heppner at (209) 668-5550 ext 6748.