Police Arrest Anthony Lara after Crashing Stolen Pickup Truck into Highland Home, Killing His Two Passengers
HIGHLAND, CA (December 20, 2021) – Two people died and police arrested Anthony Lara after a stolen pickup truck crashed into a home in Highland on Friday afternoon.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies saw the truck heading westbound on Greenspot Road near Alta Vista just before 4:15 p.m. They noticed it matched the description of a vehicle stolen during a kidnapping.
Deputies attempted to stop the truck, but the 30-year-old suspect from Redlands turned northbound on Weaver Street and began to speed away. He was believed to be armed.
Lara blew through a stop sign at Baseline Street, but lost control of the truck. He then veered left and crashed into the home on the northwest corner of Clear View Lane.
As a result, a 49-year-old Yucaipa man and a 32-year-old Highland woman inside the truck both died at the scene. They were not victims of the kidnapping incident, but their relationship to the suspect was not immediately known.
Paramedics took Lara to hospital for treatment of his injuries. After released from the hospital, police arrested him.
Further investigation is underway.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
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