MAGNA, Utah, June 4, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a traffic collision that went fatal early Friday morning on State Route 201 in Magna.
The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m. on westbound state Route 201 at milepost 7 (8400 West), Trooper Chris Bishop told Gephardt Daily shortly after the accident.
A westbound GMC pickup exiting SR-201 at 8400 West to go southbound sideswiped a Toyota Camry traveling the same direction, says a statement issued later by the Utah Highway Patrol.
“After the collision both vehicles traveled through the gore across 8400 W back to the SR-201 westbound ramp. While the pickup was crossing the ramp it struck a gray Audi Q7 nearly head on.”
The pickup driver was ejected from his truck. Bishop told Gephardt Daily the pickup driver was initially reported to be in critical condition, and a medical helicopter was requested, but was canceled when the man succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The occupants of the Camry were treated for minor injuries, and the occupants of the Audi were transported by ambulance with serious injuries, the update says.
SR-201 was closed during the accident scene investigation. Speed and possible impairment are among the possible contributing factors being investigated, Bishop said.