The driver of a car stolen from a South Salt Lake auto repair shop was killed in Oregon when he drove into a large concrete block while trying to elude police, officers said.
South Salt Lake Police Sgt. Jim Foster said the description of the man, who has not been identified, matched that of a transient who stole the car from outside Russ and Val's Alignment Frame Service, where it had been parked with the keys inside.An Oregon State Police dispatcher said the man got $12 worth of gasoline at gas station in Ontario, Ore., Tuesday, then drove away without paying.
The station owner phoned the license number to police, who found that it was the car stolen in Utah Monday.
Officers at Baker, Ore., were asked to intercept the vehicle, which was westbound on I-84.
Baker police spotted the car on the interstate and followed it onto a county road.
The driver crashed into a block of concrete where the road makes a 90-degree turn.