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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Highway Patrol is still looking into a deadly accident that happened over the weekend.
Six people from one family died at the intersection of SR-201 and SR-202. Now the safety of that intersection is in question. Since 2005, it's been relatively safe with few accidents a year and zero fatalities, until this crash.
UHP trooper Cameron Roden said, "We don't handle crashes that kill this many people, especially from one family."
|Criteria||SR 201/202 intersection|
High vehicle and pedestrian volume
Only 700 cars/day, no peak hour delay
No pedestrian traffic, no school nearby
History of crashes
Minimal accident history
|This intersection does not qualify for traffic signal. -*UDOT*|
Everyone in the Stratus died, except for a 4-year-old boy. The father and son in the other car survived.
Now, UHP investigators are trying to re-create the scene.
"So that will take a little bit of time to complete the photogrammetry, figure out the speeds and the locations of everything and where they came from," Roden said.
Detectives are hoping to interview the driver of the Sable today. They're also waiting on his blood results, although he didn't appear to be intoxicated at the scene.
|No-injury crashes||Injury crashes||Fatal crashes|
2008 data is preliminary - UDOT*
UHP says it will likely take the investigation findings to the county attorney to see if any charges are necessary.
The grandparents of the 4-year-old are likely going to talk to the media Tuesday.
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