A Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputy has died after crashing into a power pole when heading to assist in a car chase.
Deputy Antonio “Tony” Hinostroza crashed around 10 p.m. on Monday night outside of Riverbank, CA at the intersection of Terminal Avenue and Claribel Road.
Hinostroza had passed away due to his injuries on scene.
He had been heading to the scene where Riverbank Police Services were called to at 9:48 p.m.
There was a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel of a silver Cadillac Escalade.
When officials arrived, the driver sped off starting the chase.
Authorities say spike strips were thrown to stop the driver but when the driver got out of the car, he began fighting deputies.
Officials then used a ‘less-lethal’ bean bag and took him into custody.
Police identified the driver as 30-year-old Jonathan Carrillo-Gonzalez who was arrested for driving under the influence, felony evasion, and resisting arrest.
Shortly after, dispatch began receiving 911 calls saying that Hinostroza’s patrol car had crashed.
The 45-year-old was a 19-year veteran with the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
In his 19-years, Hinostroza served as a patrol deputy, K9 handler, Gang Detective, SWAT team member, and Field Training Officer.
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