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Utah Highway Patrol: Man in stolen vehicle crashes at high speed in Farmington

Posted at 7:36 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 09:36:57-04

FARMINGTON, Utah – A man driving a stolen vehicle crashed in Farmington Thursday morning, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce said.

The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. at I-15 and the Park Lane exit, and UDOT tweeted that both eastbound and westbound Park Lane was closed.

Lt. Royce told Fox 13 News that a trooper attempted to pull over a southbound vehicle, but it sped away at a high rate of speed.

The trooper did not engage in a high speed pursuit.

The driver attempted to take the Park Lane off ramp, and crashed.

The man suffered critical injuries and was taken to a hospital.

He is facing several charges, including failure to stop for a law enforcement officer and being in possession of a stolen vehicle, according to Lt. Royce.