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Innocent woman killed after Rialto pursuit

April 5, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A woman is dead, after the car she was riding in was struck by a vehicle involved in a police chase.The chase started when a driver refused to stop for a routine traffic violation in San Bernardino. The chase ended in Rialto when the car rear-ended a Honda full of people, including a pregnant woman, at Foothill Boulevard and Riverside Avenue.

Police said 40-year-old Margarita Dominguez died at the scene. The pregnant woman suffered moderate injuries and is expected to be alright.

Officers arrested the 19-year-old driver, Johnny Morales, at the scene, along with a passenger in his car for a parole violation.

Police said Morales was intoxicated at the time of the accident and will likely face manslaughter charges.

Two other people in the Honda suffered minor injuries.


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