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December 12, 2022
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SLCPD Searching for Driver of Stolen Truck Who Crashed into 3 Vehicles
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department recovered a stolen Ford F-350 after the driver, a 29-year-old man, lost control and crashed into three parked vehicles.
This investigation started at 9:05 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2022, when a SLCPD patrol officer saw the truck being driven eastbound into oncoming traffic on 1700 South near 900 West.
As the officer alerted dispatch about the reckless driving, the driver lost control and drove off the road and crashed into three parked cars.
The officer never attempted to stop the truck.
The two people inside the truck ran away after the driver crashed.
Responding officers immediately surrounded the area and requested the assistance of a department drone.
Officers safely took the passenger, 24-year-old Kalie Valentine, into custody.
The driver has not been located, but his identity is known to police. His name is not being released at this time, pending investigative follow-up.
The truck was reported stolen on November 29, 2022 out of Magna.
While chasing after the driver, a patrol officer sustained a non-life-threatening injury.
Officers will book Valentine into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on one count of Failure to Stop at the Command of a Police Officer and warrants.
Photos of the scene are being released.