Reportedly stolen car caused Clearfield crash that sent 4 to hospital

Monday , March 19, 2018 - 1:01 PM


CLEARFIELD — A reportedly stolen car fleeing a police stop caused a crash that sent four people to a local hospital at about 7 a.m. Monday, March 19.

According to a Clearfield City press release, the car crash occurred near the 300 North block of 1000 West and involved four vehicles. 

“A few minutes prior to the accident, the Clinton City Police Department attempted to stop a stolen 1995 Chevy custom van,” Clearfield Police Assistant Chief Kelly Bennett wrote in the release. “Initially, the stolen vehicle stopped in a driveway of a home in Clinton and then fled the area when law enforcement attempted to communicate with the driver.”

The Chevy van — which was reported stolen to the Ogden City Police Department — crashed into a white, 1999 GMC Sierra flatbed truck after failing to “obey a traffic control signal,” according to the release.

“The GMC Sierra truck collided with a red, 2012 Honda Civic driven by an adult female,” Bennett wrote. “The stolen vehicle also collided with a 2002 Buick LeSabre, driven by an adult male.”

Four adults — including a female driver, two male passengers and a female passenger — were in the Chevy van when it crashed. The female diver and male front seat passenger were taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The rear female passenger was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The other male passenger was arrested on a probation violation, according to the release.

The driver of the Buick LeSabre was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the drivers of the Honda and the GMC Sierra received medical treatment at the scene of the crash. 

“The Clinton Police Department will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the vehicle pursuit and the possession of the stolen vehicle,” Bennett wrote. “The Clearfield Police Department is investigating the vehicle crash with the assistance of the Utah Highway Patrol. Criminal charges related to the traffic accident are pending due to the ongoing investigation.”

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