A police officer in suburban Salt Lake City died Sunday after a stolen car struck him in the street during a chase, investigators said.
West Valley City police said 25-year-old Officer Cody Brotherson was standing outside his vehicle deploying spike strips to stop the car on Sunday morning. He died at the scene.
Police said the car stopped after striking the officer, and investigators were questioning three people in the vehicle.
West Valley City police said Brotherson had been with the department since December 2013.
The chase began around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Officers saw three people steal the car from an apartment complex, and the group took off after police went after them, investigators said.
West Valley City is about 10 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.