13-year-old arrested after deadly Elk Grove crash in stolen car

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The man driving the car hit by the teen was taken to a hospital where he later died.

ELK GROVE, Calif. — A man died in a hospital Tuesday after being injured in an Elk Grove crash the night before.

The Elk Grove Police Department responded to reports of a stolen vehicle around 9:20 p.m. Monday near Grant Line Road and Highway 99. When officers found the vehicle they tried to pull the driver over but a chase began. 

The vehicle went into a neighborhood and officers lost sight of the vehicle. As the driver was leaving the neighborhood on Laguna Boulevard, it hit a Nissan in the intersection that was turning onto Franklin Boulevard. 

The man driving the Nissan was taken to a hospital where he later died. The man was identified by the coroner’s office as 55-year-old Gregg Umipeg, of Sacramento.

The driver of the stolen car was a 13-year-old. He was taken to a hospital and was later arrested on suspicion of several charges including felony evading and felony evading resulting in serious injury or death. He was booked into Juvenile Hall. 

Anyone with information on the crash can call the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8153.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.