Three injured in Otay Mesa pursuit, crash

Posted at 2:52 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 23:42:33-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Three people were injured following a pursuit in Otay Mesa Monday afternoon.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, deputies pulled the truck over around 2 p.m. for an unspecified traffic infraction.

The driver, later identified as Christian Eduardo Saldana Medina, 26, stopped and cooperated with deputies.

While deputies were checking records, Medina sped away at a “high rate of speed.” Deputies chased Medina for less than two miles before the truck ran into a tractor trailer at the corner of Pacific Rim Court and Camino Maquiladora.

All three people inside the truck at the time of the crash were taken to the hospital, one by helicopter.

Medina was arrested for felony evading and felony evading with injuries. A passenger, Edgar Quintana Valenzuela, 38, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.