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Police: Woman in stolen vehicle runs red light, causes multivehicle crash, delays in Sandy

By Lauren Bennett, | Posted - Oct. 20, 2020 at 9:17 p.m.

SANDY — A woman in a stolen vehicle ran a red light Tuesday night, causing a crash with major traffic delays at the intersection of 9000 South and Monroe Street, police said.

As of Tuesday night, police were still searching for the woman who allegedly caused the crash after she fled the scene on foot, Sandy Police Sgt. Clayton Swensen said.

Eastbound traffic on 9000 South was shut down at Monroe Street between I-15 and State Street by 8:30 p.m. and police expected cleanup to take several hours.

Authorities asked the public to avoid the area while crews worked to clear the scene.

There were no serious injuries involved in the crash, Swensen said.

About 7:54 p.m., the southbound woman ran a red light through the intersection, Swensen said, and struck the trailer a truck was hauling causing it to flip onto another vehicle.

Witnesses told police the driver of the southbound car had left the scene. Officers ran her car's plates and discovered it had been reported as stolen.

Updates on the road closure can be found at the Utah Department of Transportation incident report list.

Contributing: Scott Bigger, KSL

Lauren Bennett


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