Woman Killed In Crash After Suspected Mail Thieves Fled

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities believe that a 64-year-old woman was killed in central California after an SUV carrying suspected mail thieves fleeing the crime crashed into her sedan on Monday.

The woman was driving through an intersection in Fresno, about 185 miles (298 kilometers) south of San Francisco, around 1 p.m. when the SUV drove through a stop sign and hit the sedan's driver side, according to the California Highway Patrol as reported by The Fresno Bee.

The woman, whose name was not immediately made public, was pronounced dead at the scene, the newspaper reported.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says the three people in the SUV are believed to have been fleeing after stealing mail from a nearby mailbox, The Bee reported.

KSEE reports that the SUV's driver is facing vehicular manslaughter charges.