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3 dead after chase from Salt Lake airport parking lot ends in crash on I-80

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  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    May 20, 2014 8:49 p.m.

    There is not a single bit of evidence that shows that the three dead occupants were guilty of anything. Posters should not be using the word "they." We don't know if the driver rejected efforts to get him to pull over--nor even if they made any effort to get him to pull over. It's almost as though the commenters here think that if a driver gets a ticket for going 80 in a 55 zone, all of the occupants in the car should be cited, too.

  • ER in AF Harare, Zimbabwe, 00
    May 18, 2014 10:45 a.m.

    They were guilty of poor judgment. Poor judgment as related to speed and fleeing an officer. Dire consequences and accountability for decisions are the result of poor judgment. I am not saying that they deserve to die, but am saying they should have stopped when being pursued by the officer.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    May 18, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    They were substantially over the speed limit. Did they have drugs or anything else in the car?

  • OnlyInUtah Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 18, 2014 7:33 a.m.

    @Steve C. Warren

    I don't recall reading that Twardy said anything about the occupants being guilty of anything.

    I too am grateful that more innocent lives were not taken in this senseless accident.

  • Cleetorn Fuaamotu, Tonga
    May 18, 2014 6:13 a.m.

    Whether the driver or the passenger, they are guilty of fleeing - a 3rd degree felony. Why the passengers? Because in the time it took to get from the airport to the junction, they had ample opportunity to persuade the driver to yield to police. While they may have attempted to dissuade the driver from fleeing, nobody is providing any details refuting the obvious end to the scenario - yet.

  • Troy06 OREM, UT
    May 17, 2014 11:54 p.m.

    They were guilty of something or they would not have been speeding off so fast at 5am. So fast the officer decided to let them go. It is tragic. But c'mon, something real was causing this.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    May 17, 2014 9:47 p.m.

    @Twardy

    I couldn't tell from the story that the three dead occupants were guilty of anything.

  • no fit in SG St.George, Utah
    May 17, 2014 9:01 p.m.

    Twardy,
    We are not here to judge, tho.
    Remember there are several families suffering tonight.

  • Twardy Folsom, CA
    May 17, 2014 11:48 a.m.

    Glad those guys didn't kill anyone innocent on their way. Glad no officers were injured.