HURRICANE — A multi-vehicle crash on state Route 9 late Friday morning left a 20-year-old woman dead.
Multiple police agencies responded to the crash at the intersection of SR-9 and Telegraph Street/6300 West intersection around 11:45 a.m. following a five-vehicle collision that resulted in injuries.
According the Utah Highway Patrol, eastbound traffic was stopped at a red light at the intersection. At the same time, a 2017 Ford F-150 was eastbound and approaching the stopped traffic and failed to stop along with it.
The driver of the pickup slammed into the back of a Mazda hatchback, according to the UHP. The Mazda was in the left through lane when it was struck.
The Mazda was pushed into the back of a Chevy Silverado pickup, which then struck a Toyota Tacoma.
The Mazda was spun around after the initial impacts and then struck a Toyota Highlander that was in the right lane.
The driver of the Mazda was been identified as 20-year-old Kylie B. Park, of Riverton, Utah.
The crash blocked the eastbound lanes of the intersection for about an hour, resulting in traffic backing up toward the Interstate 15 Exit 16 interchange.
Park and the driver of the F-150 were both transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Park was in critical condition, while the F-150 driver was in good condition.
Park was pronounced dead at the hospital soon after.
Equipment violations, speed, alcohol and/or prescription drugs are suspected and being investigated, according to the UHP.
Everyone except the driver of the F-150 was wearing a seat belt.
In addition to UHP troopers, responders from Washington City Police, Hurricane Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to assist in the investigation and aid in traffic control.
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