OGDEN — A West High School student was killed and two others from the school were injured in a three-car crash Tuesday in Ogden, where they had been watching their school's basketball team compete in the state playoffs.

The crash occurred at about 2:15 p.m. on the 5100 Block of Harrison Blvd., just down the road from the Dee Events Center at Weber State University.

A 17-year-old girl died at the scene and a 17-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in serious condition. Two others, including the driver of one of the other vehicles involved in the accident, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Officials have not released the names of the injured students, but a Salt Lake School District spokesman confirmed the girl and two others were juniors at West.

As two carloads of students from Granger and West high schools left the arena Tuesday afternoon, the driver of a Honda Civic saw his girlfriend in a Subaru Legacy, said Ogden police Lt. David Tarran.

"She was the front-seat passenger," he said. "The car was being driven by her ex-boyfriend."

Police said the teenage driver of the Civic began "weaving in and out of traffic, trying to catch up."

"He was driving with his emotions and not paying attention to what he was doing," Tarran said.

About the time the two vehicles were side by side, the driver of the Civic had to brake to avoid traffic that was slowing in front of him. The car swerved into the next lane, clipping the Legacy and sending it into a spin, Tarran said.

The Legacy crossed into the northbound lane where the passenger side was broadsided by an oncoming Infiniti.

T he 17-year-old girl was killed. A backseat passenger, also 17, was taken to a hospital with "very serious injuries," Tarran said.

No citations were issued Tuesday afternoon.

"That's way premature," Tarran said. "There's a lot of investigating to do."

School officials and counselors spoke to a few grief-stricken students Tuesday night at West, said Salt Lake School District spokesman Jason Olsen. Counselors will be at the school again today, he said.

The school's principal, according to Olsen, has said it would also be appropriate for students to grieve at home if they would feel more comfortable.


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