CORINNE — A Box Elder County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who tried to run over him with his car.
The incident happened near 2250 North and 4100 West in Corinne shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.
Roseann Olson, who lives near the intersection, said she was in her house and saw a black compact car traveling on 2250 North, followed by a police vehicle with lights and siren on.
Olson said the black car turned onto 4100 West, heading south. The car then turned left onto a dirt road and stopped, then turned around, apparently when the driver realized it was a dead end.
She then heard what she described as three gunshots.
Sheriff Lynn Yeates said the events began on Highway 13 in Corinne when a deputy spotted a Volkswagen pulled over on the side of the road and a man near the car, urinating.
The deputy took the man’s license and registration and went back to his patrol vehicle to run the information. The man took off in his car, and the deputy followed.
Yeates said the driver twice tried to hit the deputy’s vehicle during the pursuit.
After the driver was eventually cornered, a deputy approached the car, but the driver accelerated and the deputy fired his weapon, killing the driver.
Yeates said that, as of 10 p.m. Friday, authorities did not know the identity of the driver.
The deputy has been placed on administrative leave. His name was not released.
Under the sheriff’s department officer-involved protocol, the investigation is being handled by a team that includes officers from Brigham City and Tremonton and one detective from the sheriff’s department.