Fatal Encounters

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Derrick Dion Simpson

Name: Derrick Dion Simpson
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Race: Race unspecified
Date: 09/16/2021
Location: CA-99 and Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, California, 95823
County: Sacramento
Agency: Elk Grove Police Department
Cause of Death: Vehicle
Intended Use of Force: Pursuit
Media summary: Elk Grove police were chasing a gold Honda Accord. The police called off the chase when the vehicle got onto SR-99 southbound at Calvine Road and started going the wrong way. Troopers picked up the chase. The suspect, 34-year-old Jacob McPherson, hit a Honda Insight head-on. All three people in the wreck were taken out of their respective vehicles and taken to local hospitals. The passenger of the Honda Accord, Derrick Dion Simpson, was killed. McPherson and the driver of the Honda Insight were both seriously injured.
Unique ID: 30968

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