SALT LAKE CITY — A single car accident in Salt Lake City left one person dead Thursday, with another person in custody as officials believe the vehicle may have been stolen.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the crash around 3:30 p.m. at Redwood Road and California Avenue. The driver died at the scene of their injuries sustained during the crash. The passenger of the vehicle was taken into custody by authorities.
A person had called 911 saying they saw the stolen vehicle and were following it. When officers tried to pull the Nissan Armada over, the driver sped off. Police say they did not chase.
“We believe they went down the wrong side of the road at some point and that’s how they ended up over where they are which is obviously on the wrong way, far west of the road,” said Detective Michael Ruff.
Traffic in the area was closed for hours as crews attend to the accident scene.