UHP Trooper Wrecks in High Speed Chase

UHP Trooper Wrecks in High Speed Chase

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(KSL News) -- A Utah Highway Patrol Trooper survived a serious rollover crash in southern Utah.

Deputy Brent Dunlap, Iron County Sheriff's Dept.: "The trooper's very fortunate today. Everybody's very fortunate today."

UHP Trooper Wrecks in High Speed Chase

It happened on one of the most scenic stretches of highway in Utah. That's along State Road 14 by Zion's Overlook, not far from Cedar City.

The trooper was on State Road 14 when a speeding bullet bike came toward him in the opposite direction. The trooper turned around and gave chase, reaching speeds well over 100 miles per hour.

He approached a curve and lost control, rolling end-over-end.

UHP Trooper Wrecks in High Speed Chase

The trooper was extricated and airlifted to a Cedar City hospital. He was complaining of lower back pain, but word from the hospital is that he'll be okay.

Police are still looking for the motorcyclist.

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