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High-speed pursuit ends in fiery crash in Natomas

NATOMAS, Calif. - A woman suspected of stealing a car led Sacramento County deputies on a high-speed pursuit before wrecking in the Natomas area on Wednesday morning.

According to Sacramento County Sheriff's Sergeant Jason Ramos, the pursuit began around 10:50 a.m. near Longview Drive when deputies spotted the suspected stolen vehicle on Interstate 80.

According to Ramos, the driver fled westbound to Interstate 5, hitting speeds up to 90 miles per hour, before heading north and exiting at Arena Blvd. Upon exiting the interstate, the woman collided with a Raley's truck, causing her vehicle to catch fire briefly.

The driver was uninjured in the wreck but taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared before being arrested, said Ramos.

Folsom hospital nurse accused of sexually abusing patient

SACRAMENTO, CA - A nurse who was employed by a Folsom hospital is set to appear in court next week on charges he fondled a disabled, incapacitated patient.

The criminal complaint filed by the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office alleges Daniel Ratner touched the victim's vagina and breast for the purpose of sexual gratification on or about Oct. 19, 2012.

The victim was a patient at Mercy Hospital of Folsom.

Ratner also faces four counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of videotaping a person in a state of undress without their knowledge. The alleged offenses were committed between on or about Aug. 1, 2012 and Nov. 15, 2012.

Hospital president Michael Ricks released the following statement in response to the allegations:

Man found shot in car in Rancho Cordova dies

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - A man found shot in his vehicle on the 10400 block of White Rock Road in Rancho Cordova on Wednesday morning has died.

Sgt. Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said 29-year-old Lucas Esteban-Enrique succumbed to his injuries at 6:50 p.m. Thursday.

Esteban-Enrique was discovered in his vehicle and transported to hospital shortly after 8 Wednesday morning.

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Woman killed in hit-and-run, then body hit by 2 others

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A woman was found dead in the road after a hit-and-run crash Monday evening, California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened on the southbound Sunrise Boulevard on-ramp to westbound US-50 around 5:10 p.m., CHP Sgt. Evan Williams said.

The 65-year-old woman was seen on surveillance video leaving the Light Rail station at Folsom/Sunrise about 15 minutes before the initial crash. Williams said investigators are looking for the initial vehicle that hit the woman and fled.

A motorcyclist riding on the road hit the woman's body and then was ejected from the bike suffering minor injuries; a second vehicle also hit the woman's body and stopped.

Williams said investigators are not looking at the motorcyclist or the driver of the second vehicle as suspects because the body was already in the road and they stopped after the crash.