CRIME

Car fleeing from carjacking attempt rolls and bursts into flames on I-15

Mar 28, 2024, 2:38 PM | Updated: 10:29 pm

WEST VALLEY CITY — A car rolled and burst into flames on the ramp from 201 to Interstate 15 after fleeing from an attempted robbery Thursday afternoon.

According to the West Valley City Police Department, a grocery store delivery driver was making a delivery at an apartment complex at 4000 South Redwood Road.

“When (the driver) exited his car to look for the apartment number, he saw a gentleman jump in his car and attempt to steal his car,” said Lt. Johnson with West Valley City police.

Johnson said when the delivery driver saw what was happening, the robber fled, getting into a different car occupied by two others. The robber then pointed a weapon at the delivery driver, according to Johnson.

The delivery driver followed the robber’s car onto Redwood Road to 201 at the I-15 interchange when the robbers lost control of the car and rolled. One robber remained in the car while the others got into a separate car and fled again.

“We have taken the person from the rolled vehicle into custody and continue to look for the other suspects,” police said in a tweet.

Johnson said no one was seriously injured in the crash, but police are cautioning people to let them handle the chases.

“Following them down the road, especially where they crashed, they could have caused injuries to other people,” Johnson said. “They could have come back and retaliated against him, so not advisable to continue to follow them. Let us find them.”

He said police are looking for the two other suspects and are following some leads.

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Car fleeing from carjacking attempt rolls and bursts into flames on I-15