A man accused of fleeing police in a stolen Mustang died when he ran out of gas on the San Mateo Bridge, got out and was run over, California police said.
A Half Moon Bay homeowner called 911 to report a home invasion, burglary and theft white 2020 Ford Mustang early Wednesday, Sept. 21, the California Highway Patrol told KTVU.
San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputies the chase began Mustang on various highways in the San Francisco Bay Area around 4 a.m., police told KPIX.
San Mateo police, who initiated the pursuit, broke off the chase The California Highway Patrol took to Twitter after losing sight of the Mustang on Highway 92 in front of the bridge.
A few minutes later, 911 received a report of a hit-and-run pedestrian on the bridge.
The Mustang apparently “ran out of gas” on the bridge, according to the CHP. The driver got out “to continue on foot” but was hit by a passing vehicle. His identity has not been disclosed.
The bridge, which spans San Francisco Bay, reopened to all traffic a few hours later.
Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.