Tooele police look for driver in deliberate hit-and-run

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TOOELE, Utah, Feb. 25, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that deliberately rammed a passenger car and its driver Saturday afternoon.

Tooele Police Sgt. Rob Benson told Gephardt Daily the incident took place at about 4:30 p.m. at 1000 North and Main Street.

A gray Dodge pickup truck and a maroon passenger car were both traveling northbound when, witnesses said, the driver of the truck started trying to run the car off the road.

Benson said it isn’t known if the car was forced off to the side or if the car’s driver pulled over and stopped.

When the driver of the car got out of the vehicle, the truck rammed it, hitting both the car and the driver.

“The victim was basically a pedestrian at the time,” Benson said.

He was transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Benson said he possibly had broken bones.

The suspect fled and was followed by a witness to the end of Crescent View Lane, where he parked the truck and took off on foot.

Police set up a containment area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Benson said it wasn’t immediately clear if this was a road-rage incident or if the suspect and victim know each other.

Police believe they know the suspect’s identity, however, and they are working to find him.




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