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UPDATED: TWO CHARGED in Fatal Collision in Pasadena

UPDATED: TWO CHARGED in Fatal Collision in Pasadena

 UPDATED NEWS RELEASE INFO FROM DEC. 28, 2012  

CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED IN FATAL COLLISION  

PASADENA, Calif.–On December 25, the Pasadena Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were conducting joint gang enforcement in the city of Pasadena following a homicide that occurred earlier in the day.  At approximately 8:00 p.m., the officers observed a silver Dodge Durango commit a traffic violation in the area of Claremont Street and Marengo Avenue.  They attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the driver, later identified as Darryl Williams, failed to yield.  A vehicle pursuit ensued as Williams attempted to flee.  As Williams approached the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Maple Street, he failed to stop for a red light and drove into the intersection colliding with a minivan making a left turn onto Maple Street.  

As a result of the collision, Tracey Ong Tan, 26 years, Glendale resident, and an 11 year old child, Daly City resident, died at the scene.  Three other occupants from the minivan were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and identified as Kenric Ng, 49 years, Irene Ng, 52 years, and a 16 year old female, all residing in Daly City, Ca. 

Four suspects were arrested for murder and are identified as Darryl Williams, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, Brittany Washington, Black female-21, Los Angeles resident, Demauria Hannah, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, and Jada Mays, Black female-18, Pasadena resident.  All suspects sustained moderate injuries from the collision.  During the pursuit, one of the occupants discarded a loaded handgun that was later recovered by Pasadena Police officers.   

On December 28, 2012, the Pasadena Police Department presented the collision investigation to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges; 

Darrell Lee Williams                     PC 187(a),           Murder   

                                                  PC 186.22,          Gang enhancement 

                                                  PC 245(a) 1,        Assault with a deadly weapon  

                                                  PC 29800(a) (1)  Felon in possession of firearm 

 

Brittany Michelle Washington       PC 187 (a)           Murder   

                                                  PC 186.22,          Gang enhancement 

                                                  PC 245(a) 1,        Assault with a deadly weapon. 

Criminal charges were not filed against Demauria Hannah or Jada Mays.  

Chief Phillip L. Sanchez said, “I believe the persons responsible for the tragic and untimely death of two innocent victims have been appropriately charged by the District Attorney’s Office. It is my hope that this criminal filing might bring some comfort to the family.”   

Chief Sanchez also reminds the public "Motorists are mandated by law to yield to law enforcement officers when they are attempting to affect a traffic stop with the use of emergency equipment.” 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, December 28, 2012 

For More Information: Deputy Chief Darryl Qualls: (626)744-4533 or Watch Commander: (626)744-4620    

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 FATAL COLLISION  

PASADENA, Calif.--On December 25, the Pasadena Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were conducting joint gang enforcement in the city, following a homicide that occurred earlier in the day.

At approximately 8:00 p.m., a Pasadena Police gang investigator and an FBI agent were partnered and observed a silver Dodge Durango commit a traffic violation in the area of Claremont Street and Marengo Avenue. The officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the driver, identified as Darryl Williams, Black male 22, Pasadena resident, failed to yield. The officers initiated a vehicle pursuit, as Williams continued to evade. As suspect Williams approached the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Maple Street, he failed to stop for a red light. As Williams drove into the intersection, his vehicle collided with a minivan turning onto Maple Street.

As a result of the collision, Tracey Ong Tan, 26 years, Glendale resident, and an 11-year-old child, Daly City resident, died at the scene. Three other occupants from the minivan were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and identified as Kenric Ng, 49 years, Irene Ng, 52 years, and a 16 year old female, all residing in Daly City, Ca.

The four suspects were arrested for murder and are identified as Darryl Williams, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, Brittany Washington, Black female-21, Los Angeles resident, Demauria Hannah, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, and Jada Mays, Black female-18, Pasadena resident. All suspects sustained moderate injuries from the collision and currently remain in police custody.

During the pursuit, one of the occupants discarded a loaded handgun that was later recovered by Pasadena Police officers.

At this time, the Pasadena Police Department’s traffic fatality investigators and homicide detectives are continuing their investigation.

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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, 12/25/12 JEP 12019301

Media Contacts: Deputy Chief Darryl Qualls, (626) 744-4533, or Watch Commander's Office, (626) 744-4620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: 12/28/2012 12:00:00 PM