SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 22, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A man has died of his injuries after a three-vehicle crash in Salt Lake City on Monday afternoon.
Police have identified the deceased as Randall Searcy, 46.
Salt Lake City Police Department Detective Keith Horrocks told Gephardt Daily the incident occurred at 2100 S. 900 West just after 1 p.m.
Horrocks said a semi-truck was stopped at a red light waiting to turn left on westbound 2100 South when it was rear-ended by a utility van driven by Searcy, also traveling west.
A Utah Transit Authority pickup truck was also hit by the utility van.
Searcy needed to be extricated from the vehicle and was flown by helicopter to an area hospital in extremely critical condition.
The driver of the semi-truck and the driver of the UTA vehicle were not injured.
The Utah Department of Transportation tweeted that 2100 South was closed westbound from 700 West to 900 West, and only one lane was open eastbound. Drivers were being advised to use alternative routes until the scene was cleared, which was expected to be around 4 p.m., Horrocks said.
The cause of the crash is not known at this time, Horrocks added.