Passenger ejected from vehicle in I-215 car accident

Published: Saturday, May 4 2013 9:50 p.m. MDT

One person was ejected from a vehicle and three others were injured after a car crash on I-215 Saturday evening, police said.

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SALT LAKE CITY — One person was ejected from a vehicle and three others were injured after a car crash on I-215 Saturday evening, police said.

A silver Honda and an older Model Ford pickup pulling a small covered trailer collided at approximately 7:51 p.m. on the freeway, while travelling west. The Honda swerved to avoid hitting a van that had pulled in front of it, and hit the truck.

The three passengers in the truck were not wearing seatbelts. A woman in her 20s was thrown from the truck and received critical injuries. A man in his 50s was pinned and later freed from the truck and was also critical. The driver of the truck was a man in his mid-30s. He suffered minor injuries. All three were transported to a Salt Lake hospital.

The driver of the Honda suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

Traffic was diverted off of I-215 westbound at 2000 east is shut down and will remain closed for a couple hours while police investigate the crash scene.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Contributing: Sandra Yi

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