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Drivers killed in fiery Salt Lake crash identified

Drivers killed in fiery Salt Lake crash identified

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SALT LAKE CITY — Police have identified the two drivers who were killed in a fiery weekend car crash in Salt Lake City.

Fernando Jiminez-Martinez, 34, of West Jordan, died at the scene of the crash at the intersection of 500 South and 1100 East on Friday. The other driver, Jeoffry Dahl, 77, later died at the hospital, according to police.

Dahl's wife, 77, remained hospitalized Sunday in critical condition with injuries she suffered in the crash, said Salt Lake Police Lt. Robin Heiden.

Police have not reported where Dahl and his wife are from.

Officers say the Friday crash occurred when Dahl was driving an SUV west on 500 South and rear-ended a smaller car, which was being driven by Jiminez-Martinez.

Both cars then crashed into a light-rail pole, and the smaller car rolled and caught fire, Heiden said.

The crash is still under investigation, but she said "all indications" suggest a "medical incident" because there are were no signs that Dahl attempted to brake before rear-ending the car.

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