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6 hurt in north Phoenix rollover crash involving stolen SUV

FD: 6 hurt in north Phoenix vehicle rollover
FD: 6 hurt in north Phoenix vehicle rollover
Posted at 5:02 AM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 23:57:34-05

Six people were injured in a stolen vehicle rollover crash in north Phoenix early Tuesday morning. 

According to Phoenix Fire officials, the crash involving a single vehicle happened near 7th Street and Deer Valley Road just after 1 a.m. 

Officials on scene say the incident started with an attempted Phoenix Police traffic stop of a stolen SUV near 19th Avenue and Baseline Road. The vehicle was tracked by helicopter headed northbound on Interstate 17, and troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety got involved. 

DPS also tried to stop the vehicle and pursued it, but eventually stopped following the car near Deer Valley. Aerial tracking of the vehicle continued at that point.

Officials say the suspect driver turned off the vehicle lights, lost control and rolled near 7th Street and Deer Valley Road.

Two people were reportedly ejected from the car. Police say a 19-year-old man driving the vehicle and a 17-year-old girl passenger are in critical condition after being ejected from the car. 

Police say a 17-year-old man, a 16-year-old man, an 18-year-old man, and a 20-year-old woman also sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. 

The case is under investigation.