NORTH OGDEN, Utah, May 21, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people were killed, and three others critically injured while fleeing a police traffic stop in North Ogden early Saturday morning near 425 E. 3100 North.
North Ogden Police Chief Dirk Quinney told Gephardt Daily, “About 2:30 a.m., one of our officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a car for some minor traffic violations. The car immediately took off and a couple of seconds later came up to an intersection; sparks flew, the car left the roadway, and hit a tree.”
Five males, identified as a 20-year-old adult, and 4 juveniles, were in the car when it went it hit the tree, Quinney said. “Two were deceased at the scene, three were transported to local hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time.”
Events leading up to the traffic stop have yet to be released.
Quinney said crash team members from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office along with officers with Weber Metro CSI, were investigating the incident.
They were expected to remain on scene until 7 or 8 a.m., Quinney said.
Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information is made available.