Sheriff's deputies chase car, pursuit ends in crash in Escondido

Posted at 1:07 PM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 20:45:50-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - A driver who was chased by San Diego County Sheriff's (SDSO) deputies through North County crashed Wednesday in Escondido.

The pursuit started after the woman, identified by SDSO as Alicia Samantha Edwards, failed to pull over for a traffic stop near SR-78 and Rancho Santa Fe Rd. in San Marcos, deputies said.

SDSO said Edwards, who is a parolee with a pending warrant, made an unsafe lane change that forced an unmarked SDSO vehicle to collide with another motorist.

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After a deputy attempted the approach Edwards' vehicle, she stopped briefly before driving off at a "high rate of speed," SDSO said. As the vehicle was moving, the deputy spotted a man and female jump from the vehicle and flee.

The chase went on for 20 minutes through San Marcos - with Edwards colliding with several other vehicles - and ended with the crash on Auto Park Way at Andreasan in Escondido.

Edwards was brought to Palomar Medical Center with unknown injuries. SDSO said she will charged with several felonies, including hit and run and evading police.

San Marcos Sheriff's Department and Escondido Traffic Divisions officers are investigating. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.