1 Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Main Street in Moab
1 Killed, 2 Injured in Moab Multi-Vehicle Accident on Main Street; Benjamin Thomas Balls Arrested
Salt Lake City, Utah (February 10, 2020) – One person was killed and several others were injured on Sunday night in multi-vehicle accident in Salt Lake City, according to police.
The crash happened at about 8:00 p.m., February 9, on Main Street.
Police said they were trying to locate a reckless driver spotted on U.S. 191 in a Chevy Silverado.
Benjamin Thomas Balls, 41, of Hyde Park was traveling at a high rate of speed, and the trooper in pursuit had to terminate for public safety. He was following at around 102 mph, according to the police.
The Silverado continued and hit a Chevy Tahoe in the intersection of Highway 191 and Main Street. The Silverado. continued and hit another Chevy Envoy that was stopped at the intersection, waiting to make a turn and eventually stopped after crashing into a vehicle at 7 N. Main.
The driver of the Chevy Tahoe died in the crash. A juvenile passenger in the Chevy Tahoe was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the Envoy, a pregnant woman, was hospitalized in unknown condition.
Balls was injured taken to a hospital for treatment.
Balls was arrested for manslaughter, causing death while refusing to stop for officers, reckless driving, criminal mischief, providing false information to police and several traffic infractions.
The crash remains under investigation.
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