SHOOTING VICTIM BEING RUSHED TO HOSPITAL DIES IN CRASH
A shooting victim died early Monday as she was being driven to a hospital by an acquaintance who lost control and flipped a vehicle on a freeway on-ramp in Stockton, authorities said.
The solo crash was reported about 4:30 a.m. on the Country Club Boulevard on-ramp to southbound Interstate Highway 5.
The vehicle was apparently going at high speed when it hit a bump and became airborne, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The shooting victim, who was a passenger in the car, was ejected and then hit by the car. She was declared dead at the scene, the CHP said. Her name hasn’t been released.
The woman driving the car was hospitalized after the crash, authorities said.
The prior shooting occurred a few blocks away from the scene of the wreck, in the area of Bristol Avenue and Plymouth Road in the unincorporated Country Club neighborhood, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department.
The driver of the car was taking the shooting victim to the hospital instead of waiting for an ambulance, sheriff’s spokesperson Sandra Mendez said.
No other information about the shooting was immediately available.