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Fairbanks woman charged with crashing stolen SUV, injuring 4

November 26, 2019

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Fairbanks woman suspected of crashing a stolen sport utility vehicle into a small sedan and injuring four people has been arrested on felony charges.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports 28-year-old Kyianna Rhodes is charged with assault, vehicle theft and other counts.

Her attorney at the Alaska Public Defender’s office did not reply to a request for comment Tuesday.

Police say Rhodes on Sunday morning stole an SUV that had been left running in a parking lot and drove home.

Police say that as officers approached, Rhodes got back into the SUV, rammed a police car and took off.

Police estimate she was traveling at 85 mph (137 kph) when she struck the small car at Mile 345.5 Parks Highway.

A passenger in the back seat had to be extricated.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com