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WEST JORDAN — Police identified a 28-year-old woman who died after her SUV rolled into a 15-foot construction pit Monday morning.
Gina Fierro-Vilcampo was killed in the rollover, which happened just before 7 a.m. The crash shut down New Bingham Highway from 6400 West to state Route 111 for most of the morning.
Police said a witness to the crash called 911.
Fierro-Vilcampo was driving east on New Bingham Highway when the driver of a construction vehicle going west attempted to turn left in front of her. She swerved to miss it, overcorrected and rolled off into the construction pit, according to West Jordan police officials.
Police said she was the only person in the vehicle, and it did not appear she was wearing a seat belt.
When authorities arrived, it was apparent to them that Fierro-Vilcampo had died from her injuries. Police said weather, speed and driving under the influence did not appear to be factors in the crash.
“There are no street lights, there are no ambient lights, so it’s quite primitive in that aspect,” said West Jordan Police Sgt. Dan Roberts. “It just reinforces the importance for us to pay attention as drivers and for us to be cognizant of everything we do. … Be cognitive of how our actions affect other people and wear our safety equipment. A safety belt here could have (led to) a different income.”
The speed limit in the area is 50 mph, and police said it doesn’t appear Fierro-Vilcampo was going very fast.
Authorities have been in communication with workers at the site, and they have been cooperating.