LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police in Layton have identified the two people killed in a crash late Tuesday night.
According to a press released issued by Layton Police, officers responded just before 11 p.m. to a home near 1200 East 2450 North after receiving a report a man who lived there was yelling, damaging property, and had locked himself in a bedroom with a gun and the caller was concerned the man would hurt himself.
As officers were responding, the caller reported that the man had left in a silver Mazda car.
A responding officer saw the car leaving the area and began following him. After about a minute, the officer activated his lights to pull the man over near Antelope Drive on Hwy 89 but the driver immediately sped away, heading southbound on Hwy 89.
The officer did not give chase, and the officer turned off his lights less than 20 seconds after turning them on. Information was then relayed to dispatch regarding the description of the car and the direction it was headed.
At 11:08 p.m., police received a report of a car crash and fire on Hwy 89 near Tanglewood Drive. When officers arrived, they discovered one of the cars was the Mazda involved in the prior incident.
Early investigation indicates the driver of that car was traveling at a high rate of speed and for an unknown reason, moved over into the northbound lanes and collided head on with a Kia SUV traveling northbound.
The drivers of both cars, and the only occupants, died at the scene.
The suspect driving the southbound car was identified as 30 year-old Jared Facer of Layton and the female victim driving north has been identified as 51 year-old Danae Stevens of Layton.
What others are clicking on:
- Auto insurance companies return $800 million in premiums because no one is driving
- Wildfire trucks retrofitted to operate as ambulances because of COVID-19
- Survey: People working from home are neglecting personal hygiene
- KFC donates meals to health care workers in Utah
- Utah could be out of COVID-19 testing supplies in one week