1 killed during chase in Porterville, suspect arrested, deputies say

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Monday, August 1, 2022
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Authorities have a man in custody accused of homicide following a deadly chase through the Porterville area.

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities have a man in custody accused of homicide following a deadly chase through the Porterville area.

Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol tried to pull over 33-year-old Samuel Hunter of Santa Clara.

They say the man was driving recklessly and tried to crash his white pick-up truck into law enforcement.

Then at one point, Tulare County Sheriff's deputies say Hunter finally stopped on Highway 65 near Terra Bella, and then intentionally crashed his car into a parked car.

That victim inside died.

Hunter now faces homicide charges.

He was booked into the South County Jail Facility and is being held without bail.