Suspect Fleeing Home Invasion Dies In Car Crash: Police

Tim Ryan
January 23, 2020 - 11:48 am
A passenger who died in a car crash on Highway 101 on Jan. 23, 2020 was connected to an attempted home invasion earlier in San Mateo, according to authorities.

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A passenger who died in a car crash near Highway 101 Thursday morning was involved in an earlier home invasion in San Mateo, according to authorities. 

The gray Mazda collided with a traffic signal and concrete wall on Airport Boulevard, killing a male passenger and injuring two other people, according to San Mateo Police Lt. Todd Meffords.

The car in the crash, which was found near the Peninsula Avenue off-ramp by the California Highway Patrol,  eluded San Mateo police who pursued it after a home invasion around 4 a.m. 

No one was harmed in the burglarized home on Roberta Drive, police said. 

"We're trying to determine if their collision is involved with" the home invasion, Meffords said 

The invasion was allegedly carried out by at least five intruders, police said. Authorities are looking for a second vehicle that was seen fleeing the home. A suspect in a third vehicle was arrested, police said.