Driver killed after their vehicle gets hit by OC suspect who ran red light

A failed traffic stop in Orange County takes a deadly turn after a suspect trying to evade deputies smashed into another car in Westminster.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department, deputies tried to get the suspect to pull over, but the suspect refused to stop, then running over a red light on Trask Avenue.

The suspect then crashed into a BMW that had nothing to do with the chase, according to a report from the City News Service (CNS). The crash killed the BMW driver, a 64-year-old man, and left the BMW passenger, a 54-year-old man, hospitalized, CNS reports.

The passenger is believed to be in critical condition.

The suspect from the crash ditched the car and led OC deputies on a foot chase, CNS reports. Westminster and Garden Grove police departments stepped in to help OCSD in tracking down the chase suspect.

The suspect was eventually found and taken into custody, CNS reports.

As of Friday afternoon, the suspect's identity has not been revealed. Prior to the crash, it is unknown if the suspect was wanted for other crimes.