CLINTON — Police are still looking for two individuals who drove stolen vehicles after a crash ended with a broken water main, according to police.
A Davis County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on routine patrol when he came across a stolen vehicle, according to a press release by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
During a routine patrol, the deputy ran a vehicle’s license plate in the West Point area at around 1:40 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle, a Mercury Grand Marquis, came up as stolen. Another vehicle, a white Toyota Camry, was between the Grand Marquis and the patrol car at the time.
While waiting for backup to arrive, the Grand Marquis sped off at a high rate of speed, and the Camry followed suit, according to the press release.
The deputy activated his lights and sirens and pursued the vehicles. After calling in the Camry’s license plate, the deputy determined that it was also stolen.
According to the press release, speeds reached 100 mph along 1800 North in Clinton. The Grand Marquis attempted a right turn from 1800 North onto 2225 West with the patrol car in pursuit. Both vehicles crashed, sustaining significant damage. The deputy crashed into a fire hydrant, causing a water main break. The Camry continued traveling east on 1800 North.
The Clinton Fire and Public Works departments were called to the scene of the fire hydrant and water line break.
Officers attempted to locate the driver of the crashed Grand Marquis, but the vehicle was abandoned. Police are still looking for the Toyota Camry as well.
The Utah Highway Patrol is handling the accident investigation. Officials said the crashed Grand Marquis was stolen from the Clearfield area and the Camry was stolen from Kaysville.
This is an active investigation. The identities of those who stole the vehicles are unknown at this time.
Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the white Toyota Camry, license plate 073WZV, or any other information regarding the incident, to contact the Davis County Sheriff’s Office at 801-451-4150.