Vehicle pursuit in Utah Co. prompts crash on I-15

SPRINGVILLE, UT – A vehicle pursuit led to a collision on I-15 Tuesday, ABC 4 reported

A driver of a passenger car, who was later identified as 27-year-old Baylee Gallegos, was reportedly driving up to 95 mph on the interstate.

Gallegos saw a trooper on the side of the road and then reduced her speed before traveling at a high rate of 105 mph after passing the official. Then the UHP trooper put on his lights and tried to pull her over.

She slowed down to exit at exit 260 in Springville. However, at the last minute went back onto the interstate in an attempt to flee the trooper. Gallegos then reportedly went up to a speed of 110 and swerved across all lanes before she exited on the I-265 northbound ramp. That is when the trooper stopped his pursuit. 

Provo detectives later located Gallegos’ car at a gas station, and followed her, and tried to pull her over, even using a set of strips to stop her. She was able to avoid them and then swerved to avoid the second set. Her attempt was unsuccessful, and she collided with another vehicle on the interstate. 

The other driver was unharmed, but the passenger with Gallegos, a 22-year-old man, was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. 

Gallegos was arrested, and her charges include reckless driving, improper usage of lanes, and failure to stop at the command of police. 

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.