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Suspects at large after high speed pursuit of 2 stolen vehicles ends with crashes

Posted at 7:06 PM, Jun 15, 2014

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – Police officers pursued two vehicles simultaneously Sunday morning at high speeds, and one of the suspect vehicles and a police vehicle were involved in crashes.

A police officer ran a license plate number on a Mercury Grand Marquis at about 1:38 a.m. and learned the vehicle was stolen, and another vehicle behind the Marquis, a Toyota Camry, was also identified as stolen.

A deputy with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office activated lights and sirens, and both vehicles fled. According to a press release from Davis County officials, the deputy stated the chase reached speeds of up to 100 mph along 1800 North in Clinton.

The Grand Marquis attempted a right turn at 2225 W. 1800 North with the deputy following, and both vehicles crashed. It was not clear if the two vehicles collided with each other or crashed separately. The press release stated the deputy crashed into a fire hydrant, which caused a water main break in the area. The chase ended with this crash, as backup units were not able to respond in time.

The suspect abandoned the crashed vehicle, and an attempt to locate was broadcast for the Toyota Camry as well as the driver of the Grand Marquis. Both suspects are still outstanding.

Officials stated the Grand Marquis was stolen from the Clearfield area and the Camry was stolen from the Kaysville area.

The patrol vehicle and the Grand Marquis sustained “significant damage.”

Police ask anyone with information about the thefts or who sees a white Toyota Camry with Utah license plate 073WZV to contact officials at 801-451-4150.