Police chase ends in serious crash


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WEST VALLEY CITY -- Three people were injured Thursday during a chase in which police say those fleeing tried to hit officers.

Jared Grow was returning from the grocery store around 10 p.m. in his fiancée's Mustang when he decided to take some groceries inside their home and grab the keys to his truck, which was blocking the garage.

"I came back out and the car was gone," he said. "I didn’t even see anybody when we pulled up and the street lights were working just fine."


I just watched my car pull away from me, there was nothing I could do.

–Jared Grow


He did, however, see the thieves drive away. "I just watched my car pull away from me, there was nothing I could do."

Police located the vehicle about 11:15 near 4400 West and 3100 South. When they tried to stop the vehicle, it took off, leading to a pursuit.

"Several officers attempted to lay spikes down," West Valley Police Lt. Scott Buchanan said. "The suspect driving that car did try to hit our officers on more than one occasion in the course of that pursuit. Fortunately, none of our officers were injured."

When they reached 3100 South and Redwood Road, the stolen car launched into the air and slammed into a telephone pole.

At least one man was ejected and was flown to a local hospital. All three suspects received cuts and broken bones. Their conditions were not immediately available but they are expected to survive. None of the suspects have been booked.

No officers were injured.

The three suspects may be part of a bigger investigation. Buchanan said, "The detectives believe that they know who some of these individuals are. They may be involved in wide-ranging investigation, and more information may eventually be forthcoming."

Grow said the Ford Mustang was a Christmas present to his fiancé last year, and she's devastated over the wreck.

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