TAYLORSVILLE — A woman and elderly man are in extremely critical condition after colliding in a Taylorsville intersection and crashing into a pole Thursday morning.
The two vehicles collided in the intersection of 4700 South and Redwood Road in Taylorsville around 11:13 a.m., according to Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke. One of the cars was then pushed into a utility pole at the intersection.
"(The vehicles) crashed up against that pole. It splintered the pole and now it's unsteady," Lohrke said.
Rocky Mountain Power workers responded to repair the utility pole and power to customers was not affected, according to company spokesperson Paul Murphy.
The drivers — a man in his 70s driving a pickup truck and a woman in her 30s driving a car — were transported to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition, Lohrke said.
Southbound Redwood Road and westbound 4700 South were closed following the crash, though the Utah Department of Transportation estimated the roads would be open by noon.
The cause of the crash is still unknown. More information will be released as it is received.
Contributing: Pat Reavy