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Officials: Man who fled police dead after rollover crash near Toquerville; female passenger hospitalized



HURRICANE, Utah, April 21, 2021 — One man is dead after a rollover crash near Toquerville in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A news release from Hurricane City Police Department said that at approximately 3:27 a.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle without a license plate. The driver of the vehicle accelerated northbound on State Route 9 into LaVerkin at approximately 90 mph and continued at a high speed into Toquerville, the news release said. The driver took several side roads into Toquerville neighborhoods before coming back onto the highway.

“At approximately 3:32 a.m., the driver rolled the vehicle, the male driver was ejected from the vehicle,” the news release said. “Officers detained a female passenger who was still inside the vehicle when they approached. Officers performed CPR on the driver until medical personnel arrived.”

The driver died at the scene and the female was transported to the hospital. The vehicle was later found to be stolen from Salt Lake City.

The Utah Highway Patrol responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation of the crash. Other responding agencies were Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Hurricane Valley Fire.

The deceased man has not been identified pending notification of family.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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