An early morning fatal collision in San Mateo was connected to a home invasion in the city, police said.
On Thursday at 3:44 a.m., San Mateo police responded to a home in the 1600 block of Roberta drive on a report of suspects inside the occupied home. As officers arrived, two separate vehicles fled the area in different directions, police said. Officers followed both vehicles, one that traveled across the San Mateo Bridge and the other northbound on U.S. Highway 101. Due to high speeds, according to police, officers ended the pursuit of the vehicle crossing the bridge and also lost sight of the other speeding vehicle on 101.
At about 4:05 a.m., the California Highway Patrol contacted police reporting a single-car fatal collision on the Peninsula Avenue off-ramp from northbound 101, police said. The vehicle containing three occupants was determined to be one of the two fleeing the Roberta Drive home. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two were transported to a trauma center to be treated for their injuries, police said.
At the same time, during the investigation on Roberta Drive a third vehicle was located at the scene and one occupant, a male passenger, was taken into custody.
“In all, it was determined there were at least five subjects involved in the Roberta incident and the homeowner was not harmed,” police said.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to contact SMPD Dispatch at (650)522-7700.
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