MILLARD COUNTY, Utah — Authorities have released additional information about a police chase in Millard County Thursday that ended with an officer-involved shooting.
The driver suspected of fleeing a deputy has been identified as 36-year-old Adam Ray Oney of Colorado in a statement released Friday by the Utah Highway Patrol.
Oney was the driver of a pickup truck that was reported as "suspicious" Thursday morning by a resident of Scipio. According to the Millard County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to the area and could not find the vehicle initially, but later spotted it at a gas station nearby. That's when a pursuit began, which went onto I-15 and ended after the truck went off the freeway into some trees. After the vehicle came to a stop, deputies say the man had a gunshot wound and an apparent bullet hole was seen in the windshield.
Oney was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in the Wasatch Front area, where he is recovering. His medical condition was not specified.
The incident is being officially classified and investigated as an officer-involved shooting.
UHP states that there was "a firearm discharge following a brief chase," but no further details were given. The deputy involved was placed on administrative leave.