Suspect in sex offense against juvenile leads police on chase, crashes into Virgin River Gorge
A man suspected of a sex offense with a juvenile in Hurricane took officers on a high-speed chase on the freeway before crashing upside down in the Virgin River Gorge, according to police.
According to a press release issued by the Hurricane Police Department, they were called to a home on a report of a sex offense involving an adult and a juvenile female.
When officers arrived, the suspect had already fled from the residence. Officers issued an "attempt to locate" with a description of the vehicle the man was driving.
Several hours later, the vehicle was spotted by an officer with another agency and attempted to pull the driver over. The driver would not stop and a chase of the suspect was initiated.
Police said they chased the suspect for several miles on Interstate 15 at speeds of over 100 mph. The chase was terminated near the Arizona state line.
Both Arizona and Nevada were notified of the incident and were provided with suspect and vehicle descriptions.
Arizona law enforcement officers found the suspect's vehicle upside down in the Virgin River Gorge.
Search and rescue and swift water rescue teams were dispatched to the area but the man was not inside the vehicle when they arrived.
The identity of the suspect has not been released.