Sharon McDowell shot by police after chase, trying to run them over with car.
Police: Woman rammed officers' car, officers fired in return.
Authorities said a woman was killed following a police chase that ended with gunfire in Anderson on Friday.
Anderson City Police said officers responded to a call about a shoplifter at the Kohl’s on Clemson Boulevard.
The coroner stated that a passenger hopped out of the suspect car during a traffic stop, and the driver, Sharon McDowell, 49, of Anderson, fled, leading police on a chase to Appleton Street, where she turned into a dirt drive.
The driver put the car in reverse and started ramming into the officers’ car.
A couple of officers got out of their cars, and officers said McDowell tried to run them over and officers opened fire.
McDowell was killed.
The passenger who left the car was taken into custody.
SLED is now investigating what happened. Meantime, the two officers involved are on administrative leave.
An autopsy is set for Sunday.
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A carjacking in West Valley City ended in a crash with a police car in downtown Salt Lake City Friday afternoon.
About half-a-dozen Salt Lake City and West Valley City police cars ended up surrounding the stolen vehicle near a Phillips 66 station at 300 West and 400 South about 1 p.m.
Salt Lake City police confirmed that officers had to deploy their Tasers to take the male suspect into custody, but not until after he tried to drive out of the station parking lot by repeatedly ramming an unmarked police car and then fought with officers trying to arrest him.
A semi trailer hauling alcoholic beverages overturned on I-15 in Juab County, Utah. The southbound I-15 semi went sharply into the northbound I-15 lanes, causing it to overturn. The driver was transported to a local Nephi hospital with minor injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
Cory S. Bertine, 25, died at the scene of a high speed collision traveling the wrong way down I-15 while fleeing police. Bertine crashed into Carlos Valdez, 56, near Pioneer Road (400 N.) who died later at McKay-Dee hospital of his hinjuries. Bertine repeatedly cut his headlights and reached speeds of 100 miles per hour prior to the crash. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts, and it is unknown why Bertine was fleeing police though reports say he had just begun prescription treatment for mental health issues.
Utah Highway Patrol had to extract a driver from his semi-truck after it rolled over on northbound I-15 between Spanish Fork and Springville.
Officers are still trying to determine why the accident took place near mile marker 261.
Traffic congestion is heavy in the area and it is advised that travelers look for alternate routes.
We will continue to update the story as deals are released.
The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a fatal pickup truck-semi trailer rig crash on U.S. 40 near Roosevelt.
UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said Jeffrey S. Hitchcock, 42, of Salt Lake City, was eastbound when his 2007 GMC pickup inexplicably drifted into the oncoming, westbound lane and collided with a semi hauling two full crude oil tanker trailers about 11 a.m. Monday.
Hitchcock, whose vehicle burst into flames, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman escaped with non-life threatening injuries after being ejected during a rollover crash on Interstate 15 near the Point of the Mountain on Tuesday morning.
The Utah Highway Patrol stated that the woman, whose identity and age were not immediately released, was speeding southbound on I-15 at 8:51 a.m. when she reportedly sideswiped another car.
Her Ford Mustang then went out-of-control into the median and then crashed into a concrete barrier wall and rolled into the northbound lanes.
Hoskins was driving a pickup truck on I-15 when she slid on a patch of ice, causing the car to spin out and roll of the highway. As Hoskins was not wearing a seat belt, she was killed instantly. Local troopers are urging all drivers to drive slower if there is ice on the road and to always wear a seat belt.