ST. GEORGE – A high speed chase that started this morning just north of Mesquite, Nevada, ended in Utah, with a rollover and the driver being ejected.
Arizona Highway Patrol attempted to make a traffic stop of a 2007 Honda CRV at mile marker 2 in Arizona, a few miles north of Mesquite. The driver refused to stop and a chase ensued, with the driver reaching speeds up to 120 mph heading northbound towards Utah.
Arizona patrol coordinated with Utah and tire deflation devices were deployed at mile marker 2 in Utah, Sgt. John T. Bottoms of Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
“He ran over them, flattening at least one of his tires, and at milepost 3 in Utah he collided with another vehicle,” Bottoms said. “He rolled and was ejected and has already been life flighted, probably in the last five minutes,” i.e. around 8:35 a.m.
The injured suspect was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. and, at 9:30 a.m. Bottoms said he is in the Intensive Care Unit.
Bottoms said as far as he knows at this point nobody was injured in the vehicle with which he collided.
The car that the suspect collided with was a white four-door Subaru.
This is a developing story, details will be added as obtained.
UPDATED 9:30 a.m. with hospital destination.
Ed. Note: Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
Please refer to our subsequent story which provides our report on the onset of the chase, the collision, the other parties, and identifies the suspect and his status:
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