Following the first collision, Cooper stole a second vehicle, a Ford Explorer located within the Cromberg area and he subsequently was involved in a second collision. Cooper and Corey fled the scene of the second collision.
After the second collision at approximately 0620 hours, Cooper stole a third vehicle, a GMC Yukon which had been parked in the area of the Golden Coach RV Park. Cooper and Corey fled the scene in the GMC and proceeded west on SR-70 toward Quincy. The theft of the third vehicle was witnessed and immediately reported to CHP.
CHP responded and located the stolen GMC proceeding westbound on SR-70 approaching Quincy at a high rate of speed. CHP attempted to make an enforcement stop on the stolen vehicle and a high speed pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued through Quincy and ultimately terminated on SR-70 west of Old Highway East Junction, after Cooper lost control of the GMC and collided with an embankment at approximately 0639 hours. Cooper and Corey were taken into custody without incident and were subsequently transported to Plumas District Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained as a result of the collision.
The incident remains under investigation.