Provo Police say a runaway 17-year-old is responsible for the accident.
He was trying to hide from police when he hit the other cars.
Witnesses say the teen had run away from a youth program earlier in the day and stole the SUV.
Officers spotted the vehicle and he took off.
Following a short pursuit he crashed. He tried to run off, but was quickly caught by police.
The 65-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, while a man who riding with her was taken to a hospital in critical condition.