Car in flames after 2-vehicle crash in Sandy

Sandy police and fire crews responded to a crash near 10200 S. State St. after a Dodge truck broadsided a Lexus, causing the car to catch fire, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza

SANDY, Utah, Dec. 14, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police and fire crews responded to the scene of a crash that caused one of the vehicles to burst into flames Friday night.

Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen told Gephardt Daily the call came in at 6:41 p.m., reporting a collision and vehicle fire involving a Dodge 2500 and a Lexus IS 250.

Nielsen said the Dodge, driven by a 33-year-old man, with a 43-year-old woman passenger, was southbound on State Street. As the Dodge approached the intersection at 10200 South, the traffic light was changing to red.

The Dodge continued through the intersection and broadsided the northbound Lexus that was turning left to go west.

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The Lexus caught on fire, and its occupants, a man and woman, both 20 years old, were able to get out of the vehicle and escape the flames.

Nielsen said there were only minor injuries in the crash, and no one needed to be transported to the hospital.

No drugs or alcohol are suspected in this incident, and both drivers were cooperative with officers at the scene, Nielsen said.

He added that it’s possible the driver of the Dodge may be cited for going through on the red light.



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