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Stolen car crashes after chase on 215 beltway

Posted at 5:32 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 08:32:05-05

A high-speed chase involving a stolen car shut down part of the 215 beltway overnight near Interstate 15.

Police say that a vehicle was reported stolen on Thursday night. About an hour later, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper saw the car going more than 100 mph on the beltway.

The trooper tried to pull the car over, but the driver kept going.

The driver eventually lost control, drove off the road, rolled over and hit a pole.

There were two people inside the stolen car. They were rushed to a hospital.

The driver and passenger are facing charges of stealing, speeding, running from officers, and possibly drunk driving.

The conditions of the driver and passenger are unknown at this time.

A portion of the beltway was closed while the scene was cleared, but reopened shortly before 5:30 a.m.