Suspect crashes stolen car with underage girlfriend inside, Fresno Police say

January 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a crash that left a 16-year-old girl pinned in a stolen car.

Police say Jaime Gomez left the scene after the crash at Shepherd and Chance in Northeast Fresno Wednesday night. They say he then came back, saying he was witness to the crash, and that his girlfriend was trapped in the car. Officers say they noticed pieces of broken glass all over his clothing and determined he was the driver.

The 16-year-old girl is recovering from serious injuries, but she is expected to survive. Investigators say Gomez is on probation and was speeding when he crashed. He now faces several felony charges including auto theft..