Delhi woman killed after car hits house in Turlock

11/05/2012 7:52 AM

11/06/2012 12:59 AM

A Delhi woman died over the weekend after the car in which she was riding struck a tree and a house in Turlock, authorities reported Monday.

Taylor Vessel, 18, was ejected from the vehicle in the 1200 block of Lander Avenue, according to Sgt. Stephen Webb of the Turlock Police Department.

Investigators are looking for the driver of the vehicle, who fled the scene, witnesses told police.

Officers saw the vehicle at 3:25 a.m. Saturday traveling south at high speed on South Golden State Boulevard, Webb said. Police began to look for the vehicle and found it had crashed against the house.

Nobody inside the home was injured. The vehicle did not penetrate the house, but there was damage to the structure.

Bystanders attempted to revive Vessel, who was taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, where she was pronounced dead.

There was surveillance footage from a nearby business that captured the driver on video, Webb said.

Turlock police ask anyone with information about the crash to call officer Joe Dusel at (209) 634-7380. The Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and are eligible for a reward.

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