Woman killed in Bangerter Highway accident

Published: Sunday, Oct. 7 2012 10:41 a.m. MDT

WEST VALLEY CITY — A 20-year-old woman was killed Sunday morning in an accident on Bangerter Highway.

Yesica Moreno of West Jordan was driving northbound near 2350 South shortly before 6 a.m. when her small pickup truck crossed into southbound traffic and struck the side of a semi tractor-trailer, West Valley City Lt. Bill Merritt said.

Moreno was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead, Merritt said. The driver of the tractor-trailer was shaken but not injured, he said.

The accident occurred near a curve in the highway, Merritt said, but it was not clear why the pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic. "We still don't know for sure what happened," he said. 

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