4 killed in Upland pursuit crash in stolen car operated by suspected DUI driver

Four people were killed and three others were taken to an area hospital following an overnight pursuit crash that left a vehicle split in three different parts in Upland. Investigators believe one of the drivers involved in the violent wreck was under the influence and that the suspect's car was stolen in Fontana

Officials with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said around 1:50 a.m. Friday, two deputies attempted to make a traffic stop near Foothill Boulevard and Archibald Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga. The black Hyundai sedan failed to yield, prompting them to initiate a pursuit. 

The chase continued into Upland, and at the intersection of 16th Street and Mountain Avenue, the sedan traveling westbound collided with a white Ford Mustang that was going north outside the Mountain Plaza shopping center, which caused the suspects' vehicle to crash into a pole. 

Authorities believe the pursuit lasted no longer than seven minutes. 

Sheriff's officials said four people inside the black sedan were pronounced dead at the scene and a fifth person in the car, believed to be just 13 years old, was taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive.

In an update late Friday morning, officials said the two people inside the Mustang were also taken to the hospital as a precaution. 

Officials have not released the names of the crash victims pending next of kin notification.


A loaded firearm was recovered inside the stolen vehicle, a San Bernardino County Sheriff's official said. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.