WEST VALLEY CITY — A woman injured in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Redwood Road has died in the hospital, police said.
The 25-year-old Elcina Tso was a passenger in a stolen vehicle, said West Valley police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku. Tso lived in Blanding and was studying for an associate degree at Utah State University's eastern Utah campus, according to her Facebook page.
The crash happened at 2850 S. Redwood Road about 8:15 a.m. A 35-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry stolen out of West Valley City told police he dropped something while driving and veered into oncoming traffic when he reached down to retrieve it, Vainuku said.
The Camry collided partially head-on with a pickup truck. Tso was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated, she said. The woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition but later died due to her injuries.3 comments on this story
The male driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening, including broken bones, Vainuku said. He was recovering from surgery, and investigators were planning to interview him to determine how he got the car, she said. Two people in the pickup truck were not injured.
All northbound lanes of Redwood Road were closed at 2900 South for most of the morning as police investigated the fatal crash.
Everything's under investigation at this point.
Contributing: Annie Knox