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Stolen truck causes 3-car crash in Ogden, no life-threatening injuries

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Sep 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 00:01:44-04
Courtesy: Fox 13 viewer Amanda Schleininger

Courtesy: Fox 13 viewer Amanda Schleininger

OGDEN, Utah - All roads are back open in Ogden after a three-car accident at Country Hills Dr. between Eccles Ave. and Harrison Blvd.

Police said two 13-year-old boys allegedly stole a truck at 200 E. 4300 S. after they walked by and saw the keys inside.

The owner of the truck heard them and pursued them in a friends vehicle.

The vehicles came to a stop and one of the boys got out and ran while the owner jumped into the bed of the truck.

Officers said the suspect took off with the owner in the back and eventually lost control which led to the truck flipping to its side, throwing the owner from the bed.

Patti Daniels witnessed the crash and helped the man who was thrown from the back of the truck.

"The guy in the truck was flipped out of the truck and he rolled kind of off to the grass, hit the asphalt then rolled into the grass," Daniels said. "He was upset and he was worried for everybody's safety, he wanted to know how everybody was including those that had his truck."

Cameron Williams, saw the truck racing through a Fresh Market parking lot with owner in back.

"There was a guy in the back of the truck yelling call the cops, my truck's been stolen… but he was basically hanging on for dear life," Williams said. "They were going across that at least 40 mph, they were going way too fast."

Two other vehicles were involved in the crash and sustained significant damage.

According to authorities, everyone involved was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still searching for the second juvenile, both suspects will face charges including vehicle theft and reckless endangerment.

During the pursuit several parked cars were damaged as well as a lawn that suspects drove through.

Lt. Lane Findlay with Weber County Sheriff’s Office advised the public to never leave their keys inside their vehicles while unattended, even for a short period of time.

"Don't take the law into your own hands," Findlay added. "It's OK to follow as long as you're doing it safely, obeying the law."