Woman critically injured in head-on collision in Kearns

A woman was critically injured Monday after she hit a large pickup truck head-on in Kearns. Police said they are investing the crash as a suspected DUI.

A woman was critically injured Monday after she hit a large pickup truck head-on in Kearns. Police said they are investing the crash as a suspected DUI. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)


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KEARNS — A woman in her 50s was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after a hit-and-run accident in Kearns.

The accident occurred at 5400 S. 4330 West around 2:30 p.m. when the woman hit a car while leaving a Rancho Market grocery store and started driving east on 5400 South before making a U-turn and driving west in the eastbound lanes, said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler.

Her vehicle then hit a large pickup truck head-on. "We don't know why this happened," Cutler said.

Cutler added that the wrong-way driver was in critical condition and the crash is being investigated as a suspected DUI.

The driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.

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Logan Stefanich is a reporter with KSL.com, covering southern Utah communities, education, business and tech news.

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