FAIRFIELD — Authorities say a woman has shot and killed a driver during a Northern California police chase after she claimed he kidnapped her and a 10-month-old child.

Police in Fairfield say the 24-year-old woman was in a white station wagon Thursday afternoon when she yelled to a police sergeant that she'd been kidnapped.

A car chase began during which investigators say the woman managed to shoot the driver. The car crashed into two other vehicles. The man died at a hospital. The child wasn't hurt.

Police say the driver and the woman lived together in Fairfield and the incident is being investigated as a domestic dispute.