Fatal Encounters

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Deanna Hernandez

Name: Deanna Hernandez
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Race: Hispanic/Latino
Date: 09/15/2021
Location: CA-70 and Olivehurst Avenue
Olivehurst, California, 95961
County: Yuba
Agency: Yuba County Sheriff's Office
Cause of Death: Vehicle
Intended Use of Force: Pursuit
Media summary: The driver of a reportedly stolen pickup truck, Chase Hammonds, 25, headed the wrong way on Highway 70 while trying to evade a sheriff's office vehicle and struck two other vehicles. Cary Ojeda, 55, and her daughter, Deanna Hernandez, 36, were killed. Hammonds suffered minor injuries in the crash. Hammonds faces two counts of murder, along with charges of vehicle theft, evading police, crossing a divided highway and hit-and-run.
Unique ID: 30963

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