Police & Fire

Driver rams stolen truck into police vehicle during pursuit, flees wrong-way down I-80

KAMAS, Utah — A stolen truck has been recovered following a police pursuit where the driver rammed into a police vehicle, then fled the wrong way onto I-80.

According to Kacey Bates, Chief Deputy of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Tundra, was stolen from a Kamas residence in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 20.

The vehicle was then spotted on SR-40 where Summit County Sheriff’s Department deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop. However, the vehicle did not stop, and police pursued the truck into the Jeremy Ranch area.

“They went on the roundabout, and at the roundabout is where the vehicle that we were pursuing rammed the deputies vehicle,” Bates said. “The suspect began going eastbound on the westbound lanes on the freeway, at that time that pursuit was terminated due to the safety of the citizens outweighing what we needed to get.”

The stolen truck was recovered in a parking lot in the evening of Friday, July 21. The driver has not yet been located or apprehended.

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