2 critical, 4 others hurt in Phoenix rollover crash involving stolen SUV

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Two people are in critical condition following a single-vehicle rollover crash involving a stolen vehicle early Tuesday morning in north Phoenix.

Just after midnight, Phoenix police officers attempted to stop a blue Hyundai Santa Fe near the area of 19th Avenue and Baseline Road that had been reported stolen, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety.

This incident then became a pursuit as officers attempted to stop the vehicle.

DPS officials said that Phoenix officers discontinued following the vehicle, allowing the police helicopter to follow overhead. The vehicle traveled some surface streets and subsequently entered northbound lanes of Interstate 17. 

As the pursuit neared Deer Valley,  an on-duty DPS sergeant asked troopers to terminate and allow the helicopter to continue to follow.

According to DPS, their troopers terminated the pursuit and shortly after, the vehicle exited at Pinnacle Peak. After the vehicle exited Pinnacle Peak, troopers lost contact with the driver. 

Moments later, the driver lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll. Two people were ejected from the vehicle. The crash scene was located near Seventh Street and Deer Valley Road

DPS officials say the male driver and a female passenger were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The remaining four people in the vehicle were all treated on scene with minor to no injuries. 

Phoenix fire said the victims' ages ranged from 15 - 25 years.

At this time, Seventh Street is closed from Deer Valley to Pinnacle Peak. 

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