One in critical condition in crash, after being hit by other driver fleeing police
Nov 16, 2023, 2:24 PM | Updated: Nov 22, 2023, 4:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — One person was critically injured and streets are closed at 600 South and 400 East in Salt Lake City following a high-speed crash the Salt Lake City Police Department said.
Police said the driver of a stolen truck fled from officers at a high speed and then slammed into another car and then into a tree.
The driver of the other car is in critical condition.
The driver of the truck attempted to flee but is now in custody. A passenger in the truck also ran from the scene and is still missing.
Officers were on the scene late into Thursday investigating the crash.
BREAKING: @slcpd on scene of a very serious crash at 600 S. 400 E., PD says stolen truck fled from officer at a high rate of speed, officer did not chase, short distance away truck slammed into a car & then into a tree. Victim in the car in critical, truck driver ran but caught. pic.twitter.com/7yB3n5Bw7v
— Shara Park ✨ (@KSLSharaPark) November 16, 2023
Sgt. Mark Wian from the Salt Lake City Police Department said, “Our detective never pursued that truck at any time. Our detective did find out shortly after that the truck did crash into a car behind me here at 400 East 600 South.”
A witness who lives next to the crash scene described the collision as a loud startling boom. He says he immediately ran outside and tried to help the 50-year-old driver of the car.
“It was pretty bad, all I could do to help was run inside and grab a towel and there was a nurse that rolled up super quick and she tried to help stop the bleeding. It was super scary, and I hope the guy is okay,” said Patrick Dipasquale.