Riverton woman dies after car hit by truck in 5-vehicle crash on SR-9

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WASHINGTON CITY, Utah, Oct.11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a five-vehicle chain-reaction crash on State Route 9 in which a Riverton woman was killed Friday.

The multi-vehicle collision occurred at about 11:44 a.m. near milepost 1.2, at the intersection of SR-9 and Telegraph in Washington City, a UHP news release said.

Eastbound traffic was stopped at the red light at the intersection when an eastbound 2017 Ford F-350 approached the stopped traffic.

The driver of the F-350 failed to stop and struck the rear of a Mazda hatchback that was in the left through lane, the news release said.

The impact forced the Mazda into the rear of a Chevy Silverado, which then struck a Toyota Tacoma.

As the Mazda was spun by the impacts, it hit a Toyota Highlander that was in the right lane.

The driver of the F-350 was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in good condition, the news release said.

The driver of the Mazda, 20-year-old Kylie B. Park, of Riverton, was given CPR at the scene of the crash and was transported in critical condition to Dixie Regional, where she was pronounced dead a short while later.

“Equipment violations, speed, alcohol and/or prescription drugs are suspected and being investigated,” the UHP news release said. “Everybody but the driver of the F-350 was wearing a seat belt.”

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