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Driver fleeing police injures 3 people in wrong-way crash in freeway interchange

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A woman is in critical condition Monday night after a driver entered the wrong way on a freeway interchange in Murray and hit two cars. (Photo: Mark Less, KUTV)

Police shut down traffic on a busy interstate interchange in Murray on Monday night after a wrong-way driver hit two cars.

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At least three people were injured. A female is in critical condition, a male patient is in serious condition, and another male has minor injuries.

The crash happened when a driver entered the wrong way on the I-15 southbound and I-215 eastbound interchange, said Lt. Nick Street with the Utah Highway Patrol.

The driver was fleeing police prior to the crash, 2News was told.

Troopers and Unified Police were searching the area for the driver, who bailed out of the car after the crash and fled. Multiple K-9 units were on scene.

UPDATE — The driver is now in custody as of 10:13 p.m. Monday. Police suspect they may have been impaired. Other passengers from the wrong-way car may have fled after the crash, 2News was told.

Officials said the suspect intentionally rammed a UPD cruiser in the parking lot of the police substation in Cottonwood Heights. He fled and got onto I-215 at 6200 South, headed westbound in the eastbound lanes before crashing into two cars at the interchange with I-15.

This is a developing story.

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