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Chase ends in near head-on collision in Wellington

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Posted at 4:51 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 18:51:44-04

WELLINGTON, Utah — A pursuit that began with a call about a reckless driver near Soldier Summit ended in a near head-on collision Monday in Wellington.

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The Utah Highway Patrol says it received a report around 10 a.m. of a reckless driver on US-6. After identifying the car, troopers unsuccessfully tried to stop the driver.

Wellington Crash

A pursuit began when the driver continued to ignore law enforcement and headed south.

The chase ended over 30 miles away in Wellington when the driver crashed nearly head-on into another vehicle at 1292 East Main Street. After the initial collision, the driver then hit a parked semi-truck.

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The reckless driving suspect was airlifted to Utah Valley Medical Center in unknown condition, while the other driver was treated and released from a nearby hospital.