SF teen passenger killed in crash while fleeing police

A passenger who died in a crash after a police pursuit from San Francisco to Sunnyvale early Tuesday morning was 18-year-old Amari Brown-Glaspie of San Francisco, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The driver, 19-year-old Zain Dadabhai from San Francisco, was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, according to the California Highway Patrol.

San Francisco police officers pursued both men, who were wanted on suspicion of armed robbery, as they fled in a white Honda sedan on southbound U.S. Highway 101, CHP officials said.

San Francisco police haven’t released details in the armed robbery as of Wednesday morning.

The more than 100 mph chase went to the Redwood City area, where CHP units took over the chase that continued on southbound state Highway 85 and state Highway 237.

Dadabhai exited the freeway at Grant Road in Mountain View and alleedly drove on city streets at speeds of between 70 to 80 mph.

He turned on to East Fremont Avenue in Sunnyvale, where he sped into a parking lot and lost control of the vehicle near Eleanor Way, according to the CHP.

The Honda crashed into a cement light pole, then crashed into five cars parked outside The Patio bar.

Brown-Glaspie was ejected from the car that overturned. He landed on a sidewalk and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Emergency crews helped Dadabhai out of the driver’s seat and
transported him to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose for minor
injuries.
The suspect driver was treated and booked into Santa Clara County
Jail, where he’s being held without bail.
Anyone who witnessed the chase or crash is asked to call CHP
Officer James Blunt at (650) 369-6261.

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