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2 Killed as Teens Evade Police at over 100mph

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Latest Update - The identities of the two people killed have been officially confirmed.
The male driver was Jose Luis Tovar-Barriga, 35, of Antelope. DOB: 02-08-79.
The female was his daughter Anahi Tovar, 14, of Antelope. DOB: 03-06-00. She was a student at Roseville Cooley Middle School.


Updated 4-3-14 (11:12 am) - Two suspects from yesterdays incidents will be arraigned tomorrow, Friday, April 4, at 1 p.m. in the Placer County Jail courtroom. The suspects are Roman Glukhoy and Yuriy Merkushev.

Glukhoy is being held without bail, and he also had a no-bail warrant out of Sacramento County. Merkushevs bail is set at $15,000.


On April 2, 2014 at approximately 0630 hours, Placer County Sheriff's Deputies were in pursuit of a white Ford 150 that was traveling on westbound I-80, with the suspects driving erratically and at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

They exited at Antelope Road and drove at such high speeds that deputies lost sight of them for a time.  As the suspects approached Antelope North Road, they struck a white Kia Sephia that was turning left from eastbound Antelope Road to northbound Antelope North Road.  The car was occupied by an adult male and a juvenile female, who both died instantly. The driver has been identified as 35 year old Jose Luis Barriga-Tovar and his 14 year old daughter, both from Antelope. 

Deputies chased the two suspects, who jumped fences and ran through backyards of homes. 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. He was taken into custody after being subdued by a Sacramento County K-9. 

Roman Glukhoy will be booked at the Placer County Jail after completing an interview. Ruslan Glukhoy was admitted to Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael. Mug shots will be released after they are booked by Placer County.

If you have any information regarding this incident, or if you were a witness to this collision, please contact California Highway Patrol Valley Division, MAIT Investigators at (916) 731-6394, Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or after hours, contact CHP dispatch at (916) 861-1300.