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PAYSON MAN DIES AFTER CHASE, CRASH

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A high-speed chase through south Utah County early Thursday morning left one man dead after the car he was driving went into a canal.

Killed in the accident:Dennis W. Peterson, 36, Payson.

Springville Police Chief Leland Bowers said that at 1 a.m. Thursday, officers at the Mountain Springs Truck Stop off I-15 at the Springville exit noticed a car backing out of a parking spot in an erratic manner.

The officers tried to signal the men down, but the car accelerated onto southbound I-15. It left the freeway and went west toward Lake Shore at high speed, Bowers said.

The vehicle hit the bridge abutment on the Salem Canal Bridge and went into the canal upside down.

Julian C. Begaye, 21, Provo, and Kip Parkin, 25, Nephi, were treated at Mountain View Hospital and then booked into the Utah County jail for investigation of public intoxication.