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2 in critical condition after crash with stolen SUV near Heber, police say

By Liesl Nielsen, | Posted - Oct. 20, 2018 at 10:11 p.m.

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HEBER — A man and a woman, whom troopers "believe to be pregnant," are in critical condition after the driver of a stolen SUV crashed into their car on U.S. Highway 40 near Heber early Saturday morning, officials said.

A stolen black SUV was traveling west on the highway about 12:40 a.m. when it veered right, then overcorrected to the left and crashed head-on into a silver Audi traveling east, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Lawrence Hopper.

The man and woman in the Audi were transported in critical condition to Utah Valley Hospital via medical helicopter, Hopper said.

The driver of the SUV, whom troopers identified as 22-year-old Tyson Uresti, fled on foot. Officers eventually apprehended him. He was taken to the hospital then booked into jail on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle and other pending matters, Hopper said.

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