Two San Jose women were killed in a hit-and-run car accident early yesterday morning.
KCBS-TV reports that the women were in a Toyota Yaris which was turning at an intersection near the Mineta San Jose International Airport when it was hit by a Mercedes Sedan shortly after 3 a.m.
California Highway Patrol officers saw the Mercedes driving erratically on Highway 101 and attempted but failed to pull the car over before the accident happened.
Authorities say that they called off chasing the Mercedes after it blew through a red light. Troopers thought that continuing the chase through city streets would have been too risky and make an accident like this even more likely to occur.
The driver of the Mercedes fled the scene of the accident on foot after hitting the Toyota. There were no witnesses to the crash.
CBS San Francisco reports that the passenger in the car was declared dead at the scene and the driver died at a nearby hospital.
Authorities are still looking for the driver.