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Police capture suspect following fatal collision with semi-truck near Santaquin

A semi-truck driver suspected of hitting and killing a Santaquin police officer on Interstate 15 early Sunday has been apprehended after fleeing over 150 miles away. The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Michael Aaron Jayne, fled the scene in the truck, hit the officer, and his car, and the trooper’s vehicle. The officer was declared dead at the scene. Jayne was later located near Vernal and taken into custody after crashing a stolen pickup. A shelter-in-place order was issued and later lifted. Gov. Spencer Cox expressed condolences for the officer, and a procession was held in honor of the fallen officer.


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