Woman in extremely critical condition after West Valley City car crash

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Nov. 7, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman is in extremely critical condition after the stolen car she was a passenger in collided with a pickup truck on Tuesday morning in West Valley City.

The incident occurred at 2900 S. Redwood Rd. (1700 West) at approximately 8:15 a.m., West Valley City Police Department spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku told Gephardt Daily.

A Toyota Camry, reported stolen out of West Valley City, was travelling southbound on Redwood Road when the male driver dropped something in the vehicle and reached down to get it, Vainuku said.

The Camry veered into oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck travelling northbound on Redwood Road, partially head on.

The female passenger was trapped inside the Camry and had to be extricated. She was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital. The driver of the Camry had minor injuries. The two people in the pickup truck were not injured.

Vainuku said only one lane is open at 2900 S. Redwood Road northbound while a Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) investigates the crash. She said all lanes are likely to be open by 11 a.m.

The names of those involved have not been released.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.


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