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Santaquin officer killed in crash; suspect in custody

May 5, 2024, 9:04 AM | Updated: May 6, 2024, 2:12 pm

Mike Jayne hit and killed a Santaquin officer...

Mike Jayne, suspect of the crash. (Utah Public Safety)

(Utah Public Safety)

SANTAQUIN, Utah — The man suspected in the semi-truck crash that killed a Santaquin officer on Sunday morning is now in custody. 

According to reports, the man hit the officer intentionally. 

KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joins us live at 8:45 a.m.

The suspect, Mike Jayne, was possibly armed with a stolen firearm and allegedly stole a white F-150 pickup to flee from police.

Gov. Spencer Cox posted on X that the suspect had been captured. 

Scene of the crash where a Santaquin police officer was struck and killed by a semi-truck. (Becky Bruce)

Scene of the crash where a Santaquin police officer was struck and killed by a semi-truck. (Becky Bruce, Emma Benson)

Northbound lanes on Interstate 15 were temporarily closed in Santaquin, according to UHP. 

The officer’s name has yet to be released.

 This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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Santaquin officer killed in crash; suspect in custody