Two arrested after high speed chase with police

Two people have been injured after a high speed chase with police ended in fiery crash. Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday a trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol began to pursue a vehicle neath the border of Iron County. The couple tried to outrun the trooper, and pushed their vehicle to speeds of 120 mph. Eventually the officer who had initially begun the pursuit of the couple stopped chasing them, but the car the couple were in crashed roughly three miles from where the pursuit ended, and caught fire.

Other troopers who were nearby rushed to the area after noticing the debris, and found the driver outside the car, but the woman still trapped inside. She was able to be cut out of the burning vehicle and both of them were transported to Cedar City. Despite the traumatic nature of the crash, both were listed to be in "fair" condition.

Upon investigating it turned out the vehicle had been stolen from Las Angeles, California. Both the driver and passenger now face possible charges of felony evading police and possession of a stolen vehicle. The names of the couple have not yet been released.

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