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Man who killed pedestrian while fleeing police convicted of murder

Trevon D. Brown
Trevon D. Brown Sacramento police

A man accused of killing a pedestrian as he tried to evade Sacramento police during a high-speed chase has been convicted of second-degree murder.

A Sacramento County jury on Tuesday also found 21-year-old Trevon Brown guilty of felony evasion causing great bodily injury, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

The collision that killed 61-year-old Linda Hull and injured the driver of a pickup truck occurred April 26, 2015 in the North Sacramento area. Sacramento police officers tried to arrest Brown for an active felony warrant, but he ran from the officers, got into a minivan parked nearby and drove off at high speed on Eleanor Avenue, according to the news release.

Officers pursued Brown as he drove at speeds of more than 60 mph, running red lights and stop signs in a residential neighborhood. At the intersection of Helena Avenue and Del Paso Boulevard, Brown ran a stop sign while traveling 50 to 60 mph, and crashed into a pickup truck and a pedestrian.

Hull, the pedestrian, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup was ejected from the vehicle and suffered severe injuries, according to the news release.

Brown is to be sentenced Sept. 8 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Goodman.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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