16 year old extricated from vehicle after crash behind Salt Lake City gas station

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 8, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 16 year old had to be extricated from a stolen vehicle after a crash behind a Salt Lake City gas station Wednesday night.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. when officers in the area of a fatal stabbing, which occurred at 477 N. 300 West, observed a silver Honda northbound on 400 West. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and without headlights, a statement from the Salt Lake City Police Department said.

“Officers attempted to wave the vehicle over, but it did not stop,” the news release said. “Officers located the vehicle crashed into large trees behind the Tesoro at 965 N. Beck St.”

The passenger, 16, had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver, 15, was booked in to juvenile detention on charges related to the incident.

The stabbing had occurred just after 9:25 p.m. behind behind a Dollar Tree store at 477 N. 300 West.

The suspect — described by police as a Hispanic man wearing a blanket — is believed to have stabbed the two victims near a dumpster behind the business. The woman was transported to a local hospital, but died. The man is in critical condition, officials said.

All three people were reported to be homeless, according to police information.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


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