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Police: Teen injured, another arrested after stolen car crashes in gas station parking lot

By Linda Williams and Carter Williams, | Updated - Nov 8th, 2018 @ 12:27pm | Posted - Nov 8th, 2018 @ 9:59am

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SALT LAKE CITY — A 15-year-old boy was arrested and a teenage girl was injured when the car they were traveling in rolled into a gas station parking lot in Salt Lake City Wednesday night, officials said.

Officers who were investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred earlier in the evening witnessed a silver Honda speeding on 400 West past 500 North about 11:20 p.m., Salt Lake police said in a statement.

"This car drove by darked out and, initially, we thought it could be related to that stabbing," Salt Lake Police Lt. Dave Cracroft said.

Officers attempted to "wave the vehicle over," but the driver did not stop, police said. The vehicle did not have its headlights turned on and was traveling about 85 mph along 400 West when the driver took a turn too fast and rolled the car into trees behind the Tesoro gas station at 965 N. Beck St. about 11:20 p.m., according to police.

A 16-year-old girl was trapped in the car until fire crews extricated her. She was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said the Honda was stolen and that the boy driving the vehicle was arrested and booked into a juvenile detention facility.

Contributing: KSL TV

Editor's note: This story initially said the vehicle was traveling on 400 North, but has been corrected to say 400 West. It also said the injured passenger was a woman, but has been updated to say she is a 16-year-old.


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