Burglary suspect in Newark crash dies 

A burglary suspect involved in a crash in Newark after fleeing from police has died.

Authorities said this week that 20-year-old Rajwaun Watkins died on Jan. 20 at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

According to police, Watkins and two other men — Jabrie Watts and Deshon Collier, both 20 — were fleeing the scene of a burglary when their Chevrolet Malibu crashed into a Honda on Jan. 18. The Honda's driver, 69-year-old Robert Cheney of Pleasanton, died at the scene.

Watkins was hospitalized. Watts and Collier were treated and released. All three were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and vehicle evasion.

Newark police say officers were chasing the men's car, but had ended the pursuit before the crash over concerns about public safety.

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