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Deadly Chase and Crash Began in Auburn

A multi-city, two-county crime spree ended in tragedy this morning when 19-year-old twin brothers crashed a stolen truck into a car, killing a man and a girl. According to Placer County Sheriff Information Officer, Dena Erwin,  at 5:10 a.m., Auburn police officers were checking a suspicious vehicle, related to a series of burglaries in the area, with three male suspects inside.*
Click here to listen to Officer Dena Erwin

The officers were able to get out of the way of the BMW, and a pursuit started and eventually entered westbound I-80. Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies joined in the chase. The suspects exited at Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis, but crashed at the end of the off-ramp. All three ran into a neighborhood nearby.

At that point the suspects entered an occupied home on Becky Way and stole the keys to a Ford F150 truck. The occupants of the home didn’t see the suspects until they saw them drive away in their truck. Two of the male suspects then drove the stolen Ford F150 back onto I-80 and the pursuit began again.
Click here to listen to Officer Dena Erwin

The car was occupied by an adult male and a juvenile female.

Deputies chased the two suspects, who jumped fences and ran through backyards of homes in the area.

Roman Glukhoy was apprehended right away, and a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy sustained a broken hand while making the arrest. Ruslan Glukhoy was caught a short time later, hiding in a nearby backyard.
Click here to listen to Officer Dena Erwin

Roman Glukhoy will be booked at the Placer County Jail. Ruslan Glukhoy was admitted to Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael.
Ruslan and Roman Glukhoy, of Antelope, will be charged with two counts of homicide – and other charges.
The third suspect, Yuriy Merkushev, 21, was arrested after hiding in Loomis.

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