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HERRIMAN, SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, April 9, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — An infant has died, and a 2-year-old has been transported to a hospital in very critical condition after a driver reported as “reckless” crashed into two other vehicles Monday on Mountain View Corridor Highway.
Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said the crash occurred at about 7:18 p.m. Three medical helicopters responded to the scene, and Rivera said the injured were in very serious to very critical condition.
Rivera said officials are in the process of confirming the details and time frame of the crash, but information was received that suggested a reckless driver in a green truck had come through the intersection on Mountain View Corridor near Rosecrest Road at a very high rate of speed.
She said it isn’t known if the northbound truck ran a red light, but it did hit two vehicles, one going west and the other going east, when it plowed into the intersection.
The impact sent one vehicle over a small embankment, and some of the people in that vehicle were ejected.
The approximately 9-month-old infant who died and the 2-year-old were in a vehicle with two adults who were taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Three other adults were transported in critical condition.
The driver of the green truck, reportedly from Saratoga Springs, was one of the people in critical condition, Rivera said.
She said the impact was “horrific,” and the intersection will be “closed down for a very, very long time,” while the accident investigation team is on scene.
Drivers are advised to avoid the area completely.
Such crashes are “really difficult for first responders,” Rivera said, pointing out that almost everyone at the scene has children or grandchildren of their own.
“Anytime a child is involved in a crash … your hearts go out to everybody that’s been impacted by this car crash.”