GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP/WNCN) — Five people are dead after a vehicle being chased by a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy slammed into a passing car, killing everyone in both vehicles late Saturday night.
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and Greensboro police said Sunday that the deadly collision happened when the escaping vehicle, a 2003 silver Acura, shot through a red light in Greensboro.
WFMY-TV reported the crash happened at the intersection of New Garden Road and Battleground Avenue as the Acura was heading south on Battleground Avenue.
Two women were inside a Kia Optima that was not being chased, officials said. The two women in the Kia were identified by police as driver Stephanie Louise Warshauer, 32, and passenger Alyssa Mackenzie Bolick, 29, both of Greensboro.
Deputies say two men and a woman were killed in the stolen Acura that ran a red light just before 11:30 p.m.
Deshon Lee Manuel, 42, Theresa Monique Kingcade, 34, and Bruce Wayne Hunt, 30, all of Greensboro, were in the Acura, Greensboro police said.
The sheriff’s office says the car that was being chased was stolen earlier in Greensboro and was driven by Manuel.
Officials haven’t said whether the deputy involved in the chase was a man or women or whether the crash investigation will include whether the pursuit was lawful.
The Greensboro Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the wreck.