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Man in fatal Sacramento crash after police pursuit booked on manslaughter; victim identified

Trevon D. Brown
Trevon D. Brown Sacramento police

A man who fled police Sunday and later was involved in a crash that killed a Sacramento-area woman has been booked into jail on manslaughter and other charges.

After being treated at a hospital this week, Trevon Darrell Brown, 19, was booked into Sacramento County Jail Wednesday night on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, assault on a police officer and driving without a valid license.

He is suspected of causing a collision that killed Linda Hull, 61, of North Highlands.

Police said Brown, who was wanted on a warrant, was spotted at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday by gang enforcement officers at Rio Linda Boulevard near Eleanor Avenue in north Sacramento. Brown is a validated gang member, according to Sacramento police.

When he saw officers, Brown fled, jumping into a parked vehicle and driving westbound on Eleanor Avenue. As he drove away, he intentionally nearly hit one of the officers who was on foot, according to police.

Two police sergeants in marked patrol units quickly spotted Brown’s car and attempted to make it stop. However, he refused to stop and officers pursued him with red lights and sirens activated.

Brown sped away from the patrol cars with the lead patrol supervisor in pursuit losing sight of him. At Helena Avenue and Del Paso Boulevard, officers said, the suspect failed to halt at a stop sign.

When he blew through the stop sign, Brown collided with a pickup truck traveling southbound on Del Paso Boulevard. The force of the impact killed Hull, a passenger in the truck, and injured the driver.

The pickup driver was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. The crash occurred about a half-mile from where gang officers first tried to detain Brown.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.