SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 26, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people who crashed while traveling close to 100 mph were flown to the hospital after rolling their vehicle on I-80 Saturday night.
Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Beau Mason said a trooper had stopped the vehicle for speeding on I-80 near 7200 West just prior to the accident, but the male driver and his female passenger took off after giving him what he suspected was false identification.
“The suspects left the scene and a pursuit was initiated but terminated quickly by the trooper for safety,” Mason said. “As the vehicle approached 5600 West, the driver lost controlled and rolled.”
Mason said both occupants were very seriously injured.
“Both were transported by medical helicopter to the hospital,” Mason said. “The female is in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries and the male driver was critically injured.”
The identity of the two is still not known, but Mason said they both appear to be in their 30s.
I-80 was expected to be closed for a couple of hours and traffic was being diverted to 5600 West.