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Criminal Charges Filed in Fatal Collision

Pasadena, CA – On December 25th, the Pasadena Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were conducting joint gang enforcement in the city of Pasadena following a homicide that occurred earlier in the day. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the officers observed a silver Dodge Durango commit a traffic violation in the area of Claremont Street and Marengo Avenue.

They attempted to initiate a traffic stop; however, the driver, later identified as Darryl Williams, failed to yield. A vehicle pursuit ensued as Williams attempted to flee. As Williams approached the intersection of Marengo Avenue and Maple Street, he failed to stop for a red light and drove into the intersection colliding with a minivan making a left turn onto Maple Street.

As a result of the collision, Tracey Ong Tan, 26 years, Glendale resident, and an 11 year old child, Daly City resident, died at the scene. Three other occupants from the minivan were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and identified as Kenric Ng, 49 years, Irene Ng, 52 years, and a 16 year old female, all residing in Daly City, CA.

Four suspects were arrested for murder and are identified as Darryl Williams, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, Brittany Washington, Black female-21, Los Angeles resident, Demauria Hannah, Black male-22, Pasadena resident, and Jada Mays, Black female-18, Pasadena resident. All suspects sustained moderate injuries from the collision. During the pursuit, one of the occupants discarded a loaded handgun that was later recovered by Pasadena Police officers.

On December 28, 2012, the Pasadena Police Department presented the collision investigation to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney's Office filed the following charges:

Darrell Lee Williams

  • PC 187(a), Murder
  • PC 186.22, Gang enhancement
  • PC 245(a) 1, Assault with a deadly weapon
  • PC 29800(a) (1) Felon in possession of firearm

Brittany Michelle Washington

  • PC 187 (a) Murder
  • PC 186.22, Gang enhancement
  • PC 245(a) 1, Assault with a deadly weapon.

Criminal charges were not filed against Demauria Hannah or Jada Mays.

Chief Phillip L. Sanchez said, "I believe the persons responsible for the tragic and untimely death of two innocent victims have been appropriately charged by the District Attorney's Office. It is my hope that this criminal filing might bring some comfort to the family."

Chief Sanchez also reminds the public "Motorists are mandated by law to yield to law enforcement officers when they are attempting to affect a traffic stop with the use of emergency equipment."

 

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