WEST JORDAN — One woman was killed and three other people critically injured Sunday morning in a two-car accident on Bangerter Highway.
A 29-year-old woman was stopped at a red light just south of the intersection at 7800 South and Bangerter Highway about 6:30 a.m. when the white car she was driving was struck by an SUV.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, said West Jordan police officer J.C. Holt.
The three passengers in the SUV — one man and two women — were taken to area hospitals in critical condition. The male passenger seated behind the driver was ejected from the SUV, Holt said. One of the women in the SUV was transported by medical helicopter.
The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Because of construction in the area, traffic is unable to turn east from the southbound lanes or west from the northbound lanes on Bangerter at 7800 South. Instead, motorists must travel about a block beyond the intersection and make a U-turn, using a temporary traffic signal.
The driver of the SUV told police he lost control of his vehicle while traveling north and swerved into the center lanes, where the woman was waiting for a green light to complete the U-turn.
"Basically, it was a broadside hit," Holt said.
The name of the woman who was killed, as well as those of the injured SUV passengers, were not released by police Sunday, pending notification of family.
Holt said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident. Police also are investigating whether those involved were wearing seat belts, he said.
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