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Anthony Castillo, 29, and Melissa Miller, 36, dead after police chase of wrong-way driver ends in crash into F/A-18 fighter jet at NAS Lemoor in Kings County, California
Officials say the incident started around 4 a.m. on Thursday with a wrong way driver on Highway 198 -- heading towards NAS Lemoore. The California Highway Patrol chased the vehicle as it crashed through the south fence of the airfield and then crashed into an F/A-18 fighter jet on the south side of Naval Air Station Lemoore.
The passenger died at the scene, while the driver was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where the driver died. The identities of the two victims have not been released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Kings County Chief Deputy Coroner Shawn McRae says 29-year-old Anthony Castillo and 36-year-old Melissa Miller, both of San Jose, were killed in the crash at the Naval Air Station Lemoore late Wednesday.