Two injured in car explosion after police chase, crash
Mar 4, 2023, 4:24 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2023, 2:45 pm
(Deseret News /Scott G Winterton)
SALT LAKE CITY — Two cars were involved in a car explosion at Interstate 215 and 700 North after a police chase Friday afternoon.
Utah Highway Patrol said at approximately 1:30 p.m., a UHP trooper was stationary on the I-215 shoulder near the 700 North off-ramp when a vehicle passed them at a high rate of speed.
The trooper activated his emergency lights and attempted to catch up with the vehicle.
“As the trooper approached the top of the 700 North off-ramp he observed the violator enter the intersection and crash into a second vehicle,” stated a UHP press release.
Both of the drivers were transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
UHP said that the Salt Lake City Police Department is handling the crash investigation.