Fatal collision kills 2-year-old; mother and child hospitalized

Published: Monday, Feb. 6 2012 6:00 p.m. MST

West Jordan police and firefighters respond to a crash at state Route 111 and Old Bingham Highway Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. A cement truck collided with a passenger car carrying a mother and two young children. The mother and the oldest child, 2 years old, were taken to University Hospital and Primary Children's Medical Center by helicopter. The youngest child was taken to Primary Children's by ambulance. The 2-year-old was killed.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

WEST JORDAN — A 2-year-old girl was killed and her mother and another sibling were hospitalized Monday in an accident between a cement truck and a passenger car.

A call was received at 4:37 p.m. Monday about an accident at the intersection of U-111 and Old Bingham Highway, said West Jordan police officer Ian Adams. A cement truck from Metro Cement was traveling north on state Route 111 and collided with a passenger car at the intersection.

The car ended up in a field, although police are unsure if it rolled.

The mother, in her 20s, was extricated and flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in critical condition. The youngest child, younger than 1 year old, was taken to Primary Children's Medical Center by ambulance in stable condition.

The 2-year-old daughter was taken by helicopter to Primary Children's Medical Center where she died as a result of her injuries, Adams said.

Hunter Schwarz

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