Police have identified the suspect killed in a car crash in Orinda on Tuesday as a 27-year-old Hayward woman.
Christina Ramos died of blunt force to the head, according to the Contra Costa coroner’s office. Toxicology results are pending.
Ramos was crushed to death when she crashed a stolen pickup truck into a power pole at Camino Pablo and Miner Road in Orinda. The truck, along with a Subaru, were reported stolen in Moraga about 2:20 p.m. Monday.
The victim saw the suspects driving her vehicles away and called Orinda and Moraga police. An Orinda police officer followed Ramos into Orinda before losing sight of her. Another officer found the vehicle at the scene of the accident soon afterward
Ramos was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, said Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Lee. Police are still trying to find the person who stole the Subaru, which was later found in Lafayette.