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Woman dies from injuries suffered in West Valley crash; man remains hospitalized

By Jen Riess, | Updated - Jan. 25, 2021 at 10:46 a.m. | Posted - Jan. 24, 2021 at 7:25 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY — A 22-year-old woman has died from injuries she suffered in a crash on Sunday evening that left another in critical condition, West Valley City police said on Monday.

Katey Darling, 22, and the unidentified 20-year-old man driving suffered extremely critical injuries after police say they likely ran a red light and collided with a truck Sunday evening, police said. Both were transported to a local hospital for treatment; Darling later died from her injuries.

The pair were traveling west on 5400 South in West Valley City in a compact car when police say the driver ran a red light on Mountain View Corridor, which led to a collision with a southbound pickup truck on the compact car's passenger side, according to West Valley City police spokesperson Roxeanne Vainuku.

Three people were in the truck and were not injured.

Southbound, eastbound and westbound lanes on Mountain View Corridor Highway at 5400 South were closed for several hours as investigators reviewed "every single piece of evidence, every single bit of information that they can possibly find in order to piece together exactly what happened," according to Vainuku.

Investigators were looking into weather-related road conditions as a possible factor in the crash as well.

Correction:An earlier version incorrectly said police believe the truck ran the red light; it was the compact car.


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