A man killed Wednesday night after a short vehicle pursuit in Kerman was identified as Felix Gutierrez, 25, of Mendota.
Kerman police reported that Gutierrez was driving a stolen car when he crashed into a tree a short time after an officer realized the car was stolen and tried to pull him over. The crash took place near the intersection of Stanislaus and Merlot avenues. California Highway Patrol officer Axel Reyes said Gutierrez crashed into a tree. The CHP is investigating the crash.