Driver rolls stolen SUV into Jordan River, then leaves

Posted at 12:44 PM, Sep 04, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY — Early Monday morning, Salt Lake City fire and police teams were in the Poplar Grove area, recovering a stolen SUV that a driver rolled into the river.

Police report the incident happened in the Jordan River near 1100 West 700 South at around 5 a.m.

Officers think the driver of the stolen vehicle rolled it into the river and then left the scene.

A photo shows the black SUV being lifted from the river with what appears to be the airbags deployed.

Police later told FOX 13 News they were able to contact the registered owner of the stolen vehicle.

Officials clarified there was no swift water rescue associated with the incident and an investigation is ongoing.