MILLARD COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News)- A small truck parked for a few hours in a small rural Utah town did not go unnoticed.
Around 10 a.m. Thursday residents of Scipio called police to check out the vehicle. Millard County Sheriff Richard Jacobson said it took the arriving deputy a few minutes, but he eventually found the gray Nissan Frontier parked at the Eagle’s Landing fuel station.
A few minutes after running the Colorado plates the deputy announced he was in a chase with the driver.
The chase went southbound on I-15 until the driver left the road near milepost 181 and drove through the median strip and into some trees.
Sheriff Jacobson said they reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
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“At some point the deputy engaged the driver—trying to approach him and identify him. Other units had arrived at that point and as they were taking this driver into custody an injury was noticed on him consistent with what may have been a gunshot wound,” Sheriff Jacobson said.
The driver, later identified as Adam Ray Oney, 36, of Westminster, Colo, was flown to a Wasatch Front hospital. Sheriff Jacobson said no deputies were injured.
Friday, the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, Millard County Attorney and Utah Department of Public Safety formally classified the incident as an officer-involved shooting.
DPS’ State Bureau of Investigation will be working with the Millard County Attorney to conduct an independent investigation into this incident.
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