Driver collides with fleeing carjacker, dies

The Associated Press
Friday September 20, 2002

OAKLAND — A man died Wednesday night after his car collided with a vehicle driven by a fleeing carjacker. 

Authorities say Oakland resident Theophilus Darku was killed in the wreck. His 10-year-old granddaughter was injured. 

Police say they had been watching for a carjacked vehicle when they spotted it and began chasing it. 

Authorities say the chase covered several blocks before the driver ran a stop sign and crashed into Darku’s car. 

The alleged carjacker tried to escape on foot, but was apprehended. His name was not released. 

Darku’s granddaughter was in stable condition at Children’s Hospital Oakland.