Police: Theft of a van in American Canyon results in a chase, an accident and injuries | News

An Oakland man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a stolen vehicle crashed into American Canyon, police said.

At approximately 3:46 p.m., officers responded to a reported theft of a van in the 200 block of Los Altos Drive, according to Sgt. Nathalie Hurtado of the American Canyon Police. The truck’s owner said he was following the vehicle and was able to give officers the direction of travel, allowing police to spot the pickup near Danrose and Kimberly drives, Hurtado said in an email.

When police attempted to stop the truck, a chase ensued, and the vehicle eventually spun out of control and crashed onto the westbound 37 Freeway, according to Hurtado. No other vehicle was involved in the sinking.

Elester Grimm-Shelton, 20, was taken to hospital for injuries sustained in the crash, police said.

The investigation continued on Sunday evening.