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Pair injured in 3-car crash had fled from Ogden police; driver allegedly high on meth

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Posted at 10:12 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 00:12:28-05

OGDEN, Utah — A pair fleeing from police in Ogden were involved in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday, and both suspects will be booked into jail after getting treatment at a hospital.

According to a press release from the Ogden Police Department, things began around 7 p.m. when police stopped Todd Nelson and his passenger McKael Smout in the 500 West block of 24th Street.

Nelson is an adult probation and parole fugitive and Smout had a no-bail warrant out for her arrest. As police approached the vehicle, Nelson fled at a high rate of speed.

Officers got back in their vehicle and followed, and they came upon a three-car accident at 24th Street and I-15. When police arrived, they saw Smout running from the crash scene. Some witnesses directed officers to Nelson, who had tried to hide.

The driver of a white Chevy Lumina was taken to a hospital with minor injuries while the driver of a Chevy truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries and released.

Nelson and Stout complained of injury and were being treated at a local hospital while in police custody. Ogden police stated Nelson will be booked into the Weber County Jail for evading arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and for DUI-methamphetamine as well as for his prior fugitive status.

Smout will be booked for the outstanding warrant and for possession of methamphetamine.