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Another wrong way driver evades police

Apr 1, 2022, 3:08 PM
FILE PHOTO (Deseret News)...
FILE PHOTO (Deseret News)
(Deseret News)

UTAH COUNTY, Utah— Another wrong way driver was reported to police early Friday morning at 1:24 a.m. traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-15 in the Springville area.

The only description given was that the vehicle was a sedan, possibly a Mustang.

Troopers headed to the area and notified local agencies who also dispatched officers. Finally the vehicle was located near milepost 268 at the south end of Orem.

According to a police “As there were not sufficient units or time to set up for a wrong-way intercept, he attempted to hit the vehicle as it passed him. The trooper missed the vehicle and hit the center concrete barrier.”

The Trooper’s vehicle was still drivable so he got off at the next exit and turned to head north to try and find the suspect. After driving all the way north to a Pleasant Grove exit, no. 275, he was unable to locate the wrong way car again.

“Since there were no additional calls, it is believed the suspect got off the freeway at one of the Orem exits. Orem Police Department will be handling the crash report for the UHP vehicle, and the trooper was not injured in the crash.  Investigators will try to identify the wrong way vehicle.”

This driver is the 48th wrong way driver this year. 

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