SALT LAKE CITY — One person died and at least five others were taken to a hospital after a serious rollover crash near the airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said.
A multiple-passenger van rolled near Amelia Earhart Drive and Wright Brothers Drive about 6:15 a.m., according to Salt Lake Police Sgt. Keith Horrocks. Eleven people were in the van, he said.
Police believe the van passengers were workers on the way from one job site to another, Horrocks said. Several passengers from the van were still at the scene and were being evaluated as of 7:15 a.m., he said. It's not clear exactly how many were hospitalized.
The man who died was identified Tuesday afternoon as Eric Salazar, 45, police said.
A passenger in a second car involved in the crash had minor injuries, Horrocks said.
BREAKING: 1 dead, 5 taken to hospitals in various conditions after a passenger van was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Wright Brothers Drive and Amelia Earhart Drive, in SLC. Van rolled, debris everywhere. 5 other passengers remain on scene, a total of 11 in the van. pic.twitter.com/MkxVlE9X8i— Shara Park (@KSLSharaPark) February 25, 2020
Both Amelia Earhart Drive and Wright Brothers Drive will be closed in the area as authorities investigate the scene, Horrocks said.
Details of what exactly happened were not immediately available. Horrocks was not sure which direction the van was driving or how many times it rolled. Police don't believe anyone in the van was ejected, he said.
"There will be a lengthy investigation into the cause of the incident. This was a very difficult accident scene that impacted several people," police said in a tweet.
Contributing: John Wojcik, KSL NewsRadio