Driver in stolen car killed during high-speed chase in Washington Co.

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Apr 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 12:59:15-04

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A driver in a stolen car led police on a high-speed chase through Washington County Wednesday before being killed when he was ejected from the vehicle.

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The pursuit began around 3:30 a.m. when a Hurricane police officer attempted to stop the car that did not have a license plate. Instead of stopping, the driver of the vehicle accelerated on State Road 9 into LaVerkin at approximately 90 mph.

After driving through side roads in Toquerville neighborhoods, the man returned to the highway before rolling over the vehicle.

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The driver was ejected from the car during the accident and killed, while a female passenger was transported to the hospital.

Officials say the vehicle was stolen out of Salt Lake City.