The suspect in a carjacking that led to a high-speed chase and crash on a Sacamento freeway Friday morning has been identified by Sacramento police as 21-year-old Maximiliano Hernandez.
The California Highway Patrol said that the chase ended about 9:30 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5, just north of Interstate 80, slowing traffic on the way to the airport.
A Sacramento Police Department spokesman said the incident began when a motorist was carjacked about 9 a.m. in the 200 block of Richards Boulevard. A man in his 20s stabbed the unidentified motorist more than once and took the victim’s vehicle.
The motorist was transported to the hospital and is expected to survive.
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Officers were on the scene very quickly and pursued the stolen vehicle south on I-5 before the suspect turned the stolen vehicle around and headed north. The stolen vehicle crashed into a freeway overpass abutment.
Police said Hernandez had minor injuries and will be booked into Sacramento County Jail after receiving treatment.