Utah troopers hunt suspect who ran red light, crashed into light pole

Utah troopers hunting suspect who ran red light, crashed into light pole. (Photo: MGN)

(KUTV) — Authorities are searching for a male suspect who fled after allegedly running a red light and crashing into a light pole early Wednesday morning.

Shortly after midnight, Utah Highway Patrol troopers saw a BMW drive through a red light at 5300 S. 320 West.

The troopers tried to stop the suspect, but he did not pull over. Troopers chose not to pursue him.

The BMW later crashed into a light pole on State Street at 5300 South.

Authorities say the man who was driving the car ran away. It is believed that he was the only person in the vehicle.

Despite setting up a containment grid, troopers were unable to locate the suspect.

Troopers may call off the search because they believe they know his identity (although they are not releasing it at this time), after searching the car.

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