A Salt Lake girl was killed and her six companions injured in a two-car collision Saturday morning. Meanwhile in other weekend accidents, two people were critically injured.
DEAD:Natalie Thompson, 17, 1025 E. 27th South, Salt Lake City.
Thompson was killed and six others in the luxury sedan in which she was riding were injured when the car went through an intersection at 27th South and Ninth East, said Salt Lake police Sgt. Scott Folsom.
The car was traveling west on 27th South and was struck broadside by another sedan that was going north, Folsom said. Both cars were traveling the posted speed of 35 mph. No one in the northbound car was injured.
The occupants of the westbound car, ranging in age from 14 to 19, were returning from the victim's home about 12:50 a.m. Saturday when the accident occurred. None of the occupants in either vehicle were wearing seat belts, the sergeant said.
Thompson died two hours later at University Hospital from massive head injuries.
In an unrelated accident, Robert A. Burden, 50, Park City, was ejected from his vehicle in a roll over on I-80 and was in critical condition Saturday at University Hospital.
Burden was ejected from his vehicle when it rolled after hitting a snowdrift in the road and sliding into a divider, said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Clint Whitney. The accident happened as he was coming around a curve at Lamb's Canyon and I-80 about 8:55 a.m.
A transient who was struck by a car while crossing the street was in critical condition at LDS Hospital.
John E. Ohlson, 44, was crossing Second South at Fifth West when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Dennis J. Wyman, 38, Salt Lake City, according to a police report.