2 Killed after Their Vehicle is Struck by a Stolen Car

PANORAMA CITY, CA (February 2, 2023) – Tuesday night, Timothy Schultz and Christopher Teagardin were killed after a police pursuit that ended in a car crash.

Initially, the car chase started at around 7:48 p.m., near the 1000 block of South Alvarado Street, near Olympic Boulevard.

According to reports, officers spotted a stolen black Toyota Tacoma in the area. Police began pursuit, causing the driver of the stolen Tacoma to perform evasive maneuvers to get away. As it was speeding north on Woodman Avenue, the Tacoma struck a Honda Civic. The two occupants of the Civic, Schultz, 49, and Teagardin, 47, both sustained fatal injuries.

First responders to the site of the collision pronounced one of the victims dead at the scene. Meanwhile, medics transported the other man to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his wounds.

Following the crash, the two suspects abandoned the stolen truck and attempted to flee on foot. However, officials immediately captured and arrested them.

In this difficult time, the team at Sweet James sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Timothy Schultz and Christopher Teagardin.

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