Police: Car fleeing hit-and-run rolls, passenger killed, driver 'extremely critical'

Car fleeing hit-and-run rolls, passenger killed, driver 'extremely critical' (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Police believe a hit-and-run crash in Utah's Weber County turned deadly as a vehicle that is believed to have fled the scene rolled, according to the Weber County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. Matt Jensen said around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday police took a call reporting a hit-and-run crash near 1900 West and 12th Street but with no significant injuries. Shortly after, 911 took a call about a vehicle that left the road and rolled at 4450 West and 1150 South, about four miles from the hit-and-run.

According to Jensen, the vehicle that rolled is believed to be the same one involved in the crash minutes earlier.

He said the vehicle rolled into some trees and heavy rescue equipment was required to get two people out of the car. A female passenger, 32, was killed while a 33-year-old man driving was flown to a hospital in what police called extremely critical condition.

Both people involved in the crash have not been identified but Jensen said the woman was from western Weber County. Her family will be notified before her identity is released.

Alcohol was suspected as a contributing factor in the crash that happened at a speed estimated to be around 60 mph on a 55 mph road. Jensen said there is a slight curve in the area with a yellow warning sign on the road.

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