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California high-speed pursuit ends with crash, home burning

October 15, 2018

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California sheriff’s deputy lost control of his patrol car during a high-speed pursuit and slammed into a house, starting a fire that destroyed the structure.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Monday that the Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy was chasing a burglary suspect in Bodega Bay, California on Sunday at about 4 a.m. The coastal community is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of San Francisco.

Authorities say speeds reached 100 mph (161 kph) before the deputy crashed into the home, which was being used as a vacation rental. The deputy was taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries and is expected to recover.

The occupants of the house escaped unharmed. The burglary suspect got away.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com

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