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Fatal Crash Leads to Questions Over Police Chase

Fatal Crash Leads to Questions Over Police Chase



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(KSL News) -- Witnesses of a police chase that ended in a fatal crash in Salt Lake City are now questioning law enforcement pursuit policies.

A fugitive in a pickup fleeing a Utah Highway Patrol trooper Friday evening ran a red light, slammed into a Porsche and then hit a pedestrian. Knut Odland died yesterday.

The man in the Porsche, Douglas Butcher of Salt Lake City, is in very critical condition.

Police arrested Don Snyder after the crash. He was wanted on a parole violation out of Virginia, but now faces numerous other charges, including criminal homicide.

According to UHP, the trooper had tried to pull Synder over at 1750 South State and chased it until it crashed at 1700 S. Main.

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