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2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-215

By Jacob Klopfenstein and Lauren Bennett, KSL.com | Updated - Jan. 25, 2020 at 8:13 p.m. | Posted - Jan. 24, 2020 at 2:14 p.m.


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HOLLADAY — Two women died in a wrong-way car crash Friday on I-215 South near 2000 East, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Shortly before 2 p.m., a woman in her 80s drove a gray Ford Fusion on the wrong side of the freeway and collided head-on with a gold Ford Taurus, UHP Sgt. Nick Street said.

The passenger of the Taurus, a 20-year-old woman, was pronounced dead on scene, UHP officials said. The driver's condition was not given.

The elderly driver was transported to a hospital, where she later died.

Names of the deceased had not been released Saturday.

Street said the older woman had been driving on the wrong side of the highway for 3-4 miles before the crash. She also clipped two cars before crashing into the Taurus.

The crash shut down eastbound lanes of I-215 in the area for a time. Officials asked drivers to avoid the interchange of I-215 and 2000 East, also known as Highland Drive.

Correction: A previous version said the young woman killed in the accident was the driver of the Taurus.

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