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Victim in fatal accident on Mountain View Corridor identified

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - Sep. 4, 2015 at 6:43 p.m.


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WEST JORDAN — One person died in a car accident on the Mountain View Corridor Friday, officials said.

One other person was transported to the hospital after the crash, which took place at about 11:50 a.m. near 9000 South on the Mountain View Corridor, according to investigators.

The northbound, eastbound and westbound lanes are closed as a result of the accident, UDOT reported. The eastbound and westbound closures were still in place as of 4 p.m.

AVOID Mtn View Corridor & 9000 South. Due to the nature of this crash, officers will be at the scene longer than usual. NB, WB & EB CLOSED. — Rikki Meece (@KSLRikki) September 4, 2015

> EB/WB Closures still in place from an earlier fatal accident Mountain View Corridor 9000 South. [pic.twitter.com/KXkvpbmU2j](http://t.co/KXkvpbmU2j) > > — KSL Newsradio (@kslnewsradio) [September 4, 2015](https://twitter.com/kslnewsradio/status/639922660156162049)

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, but an official from the West Jordan Fire Department said it appears a mini-van and a BMW convertible collided in the intersection.

The driver of the convertible, Michael Burkman, 56, of Herriman, was killed in the accident, according to officials. They said the 34-year-old driver of the mini-van sustained minor injuries.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Contributing: Shara Park

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