Fort Collins Stolen Car Chase Ends In Multiple Collisions
A Greeley woman is behind bars after a stolen car pursuit on Saturday that started in a Fort Collins trailer park ended with the vehicle striking three other cars.
That's according to a post on the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page. According to the post, a sheriff's deputy spotted a known stolen vehicle as it drove into the Hickory Village Mobile Home Park a little before 2 p.m. Deputies had tried to stop the same vehicle earlier in the month, but it had gotten away.
This time the vehicle stopped on its own before the deputy could conduct a traffic stop. But when the deputy ordered the driver to turn off the vehicle, she instead sped away on Hickory Street. The deputy chased the Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Hickory then northbound on North College Avenue, with case speeds reaching 65 miles per hour. According to the post. at 1:59 p.m.
The stolen car ran the red light at North College Avenue and hit a Mazda passenger vehicle that was driving west on Wilox Avenue. The Hyundai then hit two other passenger vehicles that were traveling south on College Avenue. The driver of the stolen car was then arrested. The post identifies her as 30-year-old Victoria Angelina Salas of Greeley.
According to the post, she was booked on the following charges:
''Vehicular Eluding (felony)
Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft (felony)
Vehicular Assault (felony)
Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (misdemeanor)
DUI – Alcohol or Drugs
Multiple traffic violations (including 21 active restraints on her driver’s license)
Weld County Warrant – Failure to Comply Possession of Contraband ($1,000 bond)
Bond was at $20,000.''
The post also says:
''The 26-year-old female driver of the Mazda was transported to a local hospital and treated for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured.''