A driver smashed a stolen car into a pole Tuesday afternoon, jumped into a stolen van and fled the scene, Pima County Deputy Tom Peine said.
The crashed happened around 2 p.m. on Goret Road near West Sweetwater and North Silverbell roads on the west side.
The driver ran through a stop sign at North Lloyd Bush Drive and Goret before hitting the pole. He and the van's passengers took something out of the trunk before driving away, deputies on the scene told Tucson News Now.
The van was abandoned shortly after the crash at a nearby location, Peine said.
The accident heavily damaged the car. It remained at the scene as deputies investigated.
Both vehicles were reported stolen to Tucson Police.
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