SOUTH JORDAN — A 4-year-old Herriman boy was killed Wednesday in a crash in South Jordan, police said.
Shortly after 4 p.m., an eastbound Dodge Neon rear-ended another car that had stopped for backed-up traffic, causing a chain-reaction crash at 3700 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan Police Lt. Matt Pennington said. Three cars were involved.
Air bags deployed in the Dodge Neon and 4-year-old D’mondre Brown, who was in the passenger seat, was critically injured.
"Unfortunately, the air bag deployment caused some substantial injuries to that child," Pennington said.
D'mondre died in a hospital shortly after the crash, according to Pennington.Comment on this story
The lieutenant said the boy was not in a child restraint or booster, but he was wearing a seat belt.
Others involved in the crash were checked by medical responders on scene and released.
South Jordan Parkway was closed between 4000 West and Bangerter Highway following the accident.
The crash prompted South Jordan police to remind drivers to make sure children under age 8 are properly restrained in car or booster seats, and that children under age 13 ride in back seats.
Correction: In a previous version, police said the boy who was killed was 5 years old. He was 4.