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Woman dead after head-on crash on 9400 South in Sandy

A fatal accident on 9400 South in Sandy forced the closure of eastbound traffic from 1700 East to 1780 East on Sunday evening.

A fatal accident on 9400 South in Sandy forced the closure of eastbound traffic from 1700 East to 1780 East on Sunday evening. (Greg Anderson, KSL-TV)


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SANDY — A 28-year-old woman died following a head-on collision in Sandy on Sunday that forced the closure of eastbound traffic on 9400 South for hours.

The 28-year-old woman was driving an eastbound vehicle when a westbound vehicle crossed into her lane near 1700 East and collided with her head-on, Sandy Police Sgt. Clay Swensen said. Both drivers were transported to an area hospital, where the woman later died.

Police have not yet released the woman's identity.

The westbound driver was stable, Swensen said, but her exact condition was unknown Sunday night.

At 7:45 p.m., Sandy police tweeted about the crash and road closure saying eastbound lanes of the road "will be shut down from 1700 E to 1780 E for the next several hours while a fatal crash is investigated."

Sandy police are asking the public to avoid the area Sunday night.

Contributing: Lisi Merkley, KSL.com

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Jordan Ormond is a deputy news director at KSL.com. She joined KSL.com in 2007 as a web producer and spent many years selecting, writing and editing news stories particularly important to Utah readers. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in broadcast journalism.

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