Latest California Highway Patrol News

Highway Patrol officer killed, 2 other people hurt in crash

Apr. 7, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol Officer was killed and at least two other people were injured in a crash on a freeway in Lake Elsinore, the Los Angeles Times reports . The CHP and the Riverside County Fire Department say the crash on Interstate 15 occurred about...

Jury finds family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash

Apr. 4, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A special coroner's jury in California ruled the deaths of two women and their six adopted children was a murder-suicide after hearing testimony that one of the women had searched death by drowning online and the other deliberately stepped on the gas, sending their SUV plunging off a...

12 hurt, 50 cars involved in pileups on California highway

Mar. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital. The Grapevine section of the interstate was closed as emergency crews responded to the accidents Saturday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol's...

LA-area pursuit suspect breakdances before surrendering

Mar. 20, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Southern California vehicle pursuit. TV news helicopters were overhead Tuesday night when a suspect pursued by the California Highway Patrol finally surrendered, but broke out into a 10-second dance before being handcuffed. The...