WEST VALLEY CITY — Officials identified a woman who was killed in an early morning crash Friday that also sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries.
Emily Walton, 26, of Ogden, was driving a red Hyundai southbound on Redwood Road and traveling at a high rate of speed when her vehicle struck a westbound blue Subaru at the intersection of 3100 South about 5:30 a.m., according to West Valley Police Sgt. Jason Johnson.
The impact of the crash caused Walton to be ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead on the scene when police arrived, Johnson said.
The driver of the Subaru, an adult male, was later transported to Intermountain Medical Center in serious condition; however, West Valley Police Lt. Brandon Christiansen said the man was expected to recover.
The Hyundai reportedly rolled, Christiansen said, and was broken into three separate pieces as debris littered the intersection.
"It’s maybe one of the worst ones I’ve seen," Christiansen said. "We’ve got multiple cars with multiple pieces. It’s pretty bad."
Police don't believe alcohol was a factor in the incident. An initial investigation indicates Walton ran a red light, officials said. Police obtained surveillance video from the nearby businesses and were reviewing videos as of Friday afternoon.
Officials said speed appears to be a factor.
The intersection, which was expected to reopen about 10 a.m., remained closed until 2 p.m. — nearly 9 hours after the crash.
Contributing: Felicia Martinez, KSL TV