TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) - Police say a man trying to elude capture in a stolen vehicle crashed into a utility pole in Taylorsville, knocking out power for hundreds of people.
KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reports (https://bit.ly/1M4JlFa) the incident began around 6:20 a.m. Sunday when an officer identified the stolen car as it was making an illegal left turn.
Unified police Lt. Justin Hoyal says 28-year-old Casey James Ortez allegedly fled during the traffic stop.
The officer then spotted sparks in the distance and found the crashed vehicle.
Ortez was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
He faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and fleeing from police.
Meanwhile, 680 households lost power but crews expect it to be restored this afternoon.
Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/
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