Woman killed, 4 others injured in crash with dump truck in Big Cottonwood Canyon

Police are investigating a deadly crash in Large Cottonwood Canyon on Monday. (Mark Wetzel, KSL-TV)

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BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON — A lady was killed and 4 different folks had been severely injured Monday in a crash on Large Cottonwood Canyon.

The crash occurred within the Storm Mountain space alongside state Route 190 when a dump truck tried to show off onto a runaway truck lane and collided with a automotive, stated Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler.

The driving force of the automotive, Jessica Keetch Minnesota, 36, of West Jordan, was killed within the crash.

Keetch’s 4-year-old son and 61-year-old mom had been taken to hospitals in essential situation, and her 2-year-old daughter was severely injured. The driving force of the dump truck was additionally taken to a hospital in critical situation, Cutler stated.

Keetch was a speech pathologist at U. of U. Well being’s Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, KSL-TV reported.

Cutler stated the dump truck driver instructed police his brakes had failed.

“Sadly as you come by the break up rock … anybody who’s pushed up right here may be very nicely conscious the visibility is nearly nonexistent,” Cutler stated.

“Sadly there was a automotive arising as he was crossing that line to enter that mountain, and the 2 automobiles collided. They’re going to do an intensive investigation to find out precisely what occurred. They’re going to have the ability to decide if the brakes had been out, all of these components that may have performed into this.”

Transportation officers cautioned vacationers keep away from the world Monday and to anticipate delays because the highway was closed in each instructions.

Contributing: Lauren Steinbrecher, Arianne Brown

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Ashley Imlay covers state politics and breaking information for KSL.com. A lifelong Utahn, Ashley has additionally labored as a reporter for the Deseret Information and is a graduate of Dixie State College.

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