Suspect Arrested after Fatal Pursuit Crash on Manchester Avenue

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 24, 2022) – Early Friday, Janisha Harris and Jamarae Keyes were killed in a pursuit crash on Broadway Street.

The incident took place near Manchester Avenue around 4:15 a.m.

Per reports, 20-year-old Matthew Sutton was driving a Cadillac at high rates of speed when officers attempted to perform a traffic stop. However, Sutton failed to do so and a pursuit ensued.

Shortly after, the suspect vehicle sped through a red light on the westbound lanes of Manchester Avenue. There, the speeding Cadillac struck a black sedan, occupied by Harris and Keyes.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced 35-year-old Harris and 38-year-old Keyes dead at the scene.

Authorities later arrested Sutton on two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, two counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and two counts of fleeing from a police officer. He was also charged with one count of hit-and-run resulting in injury.

Sutton is now being held on $550,000 bail with an outstanding burglary warrant for $200,000.

The loved ones of Janisha Harris and Jamarae Keyes set up GoFundMe pages to help with costs during this difficult time.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James offers their deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of Janisha Harris and Jamarae Keyes.

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