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Salt Lake City police make an arrest in deadly weekend car chase

Oct 19, 2021, 5:54 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 12:04 pm
Salt Lake City police are investigating a deadly weekend car chase that claimed one life. Photo Cre...
Salt Lake City police are investigating a deadly weekend car chase that claimed one life. Photo Credit: North Salt Lake Police.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly weekend car chase involving North Salt Lake police officers.

The deadly weekend car chase Saturday afternoon resulted in a two-car accident. The crash in the area of 1200 West 500 North claimed the life of one woman. It also sent three others to the hospital and claimed the life of a dog.

On Tuesday evening, Salt Lake City police announced the arrest of 39-year-old Christian Cody Facer in connection to the fatal car chase that resulted in the death of the woman.

The chase began when authorities from North Salt Lake responded to a reckless driver call near Rose Park. Witnesses told police that two people inside in the vehicle were tossing a bottle of alcohol back and forth. When police attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled into Salt Lake City. 

The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Thy Hoang Vu. According to police documents, Vu was driving the vehicle that was T-boned by the fleeing vehicle. A second passenger remains hospitalized in critical condition. The identity of that person has not been released.

Investigators believe that the dog that was killed was in the vehicle driven by Vu. 

After the crash, the Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI) protocol was implemented. According to Salt Lake City police, because none of its resources were involved, the Salt Lake County OICI Protocol Team 1 is in charge of the investigation.

The identity of the second individual in the suspect vehicle was not released. 

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