Elderly woman dies after car hit while making illegal U-turn

Published: Friday, Sept. 21 2012 10:13 p.m. MDT

On 9/21/2012, at 4:43 PM a major injury crash occurred on Sr-40 at mile marker 109, 2 miles West of Roosevelt that later turned fatal.

Utah Highway Patrol

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ROOSEVELT — A 77-year-old driver died Friday afternoon after she was injured while trying to make a U-turn on state Route 40 near Roosevelt.

The vehicle driven by Shirley Reed of Roosevelt was hit by an oncoming car when she pulled out in front of it during the U-turn at about 4:45 p.m., according to a Utah Highway Patrol release.

According to the release, the U-turn Reed made was illegal and put her directly in the path of the oncoming vehicle. Reed's vehicle was struck on the driver side door and overturned.

Roosevelt City Fire Department responded to the scene and Reed, along with the two people in the other car involved in the accident, were transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

Reed died at the hospital as a result of her injuries. The other two people involved in the accident suffered only minor injuries.

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