Rolando Pinto-Mendez Dead, Eli Lopez Arrested in Police Chase Accident near San Antonio Avenue and Philadelphia Street
POMONA, CA (February 8, 2021) — Rolando Pinto-Mendez was killed in a police chase accident near San Antonio Avenue and Philadelphia Street Wednesday.
According to reports, the fatal accident happened around 4:00 p.m. At San Antonio Avenue and Ninth Street, officers tried pulling over a suspect for a vehicle code violation.
However, the driver — 22-year-old Eli Richard Machado Lopez — failed to stop. Lopez reportedly led officers on a brief chase before he crashed into another car.
As a result of the accident, 26-year-old Mendez sustained grave injuries and died shortly after.
Following the crash, police arrested Lopez, of Pomona, on suspicion of murder. However, the crash remains under investigation. If anyone has more information on this fatal accident, please contact detectives at the Pomona Police Department.
We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Rolando Pinto-Mendez.
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