Fatal rollover near Salt Lake airport
SALT LAKE CITY — One person is dead and multiple people are injured in a fatal rollover accident involving two cars near the airport early Tuesday morning.
A TON of first responders on the scene of a possible rollover bus crash. This is Amelia Earhart Dr. & Wright Brothers Dr. by the airport. Possibly as many as 12 people injured, but waiting to hear from police. Updates on @kslnewsradio pic.twitter.com/HTxMwz6Xv3
— John Wojcik (@JWojcikKSL) February 25, 2020
Captian Tony Stowe with Salt Lake City Fire tells KSL that a multi-passenger vehicle rolled with 11 people on board.
One dead, multiple injured in fatal rollover
Multiple agencies responded to the scene. In addition to the one fatality, first responders are transporting at least seven others to the hospital.
The accident was first called in around 6:15 Tuesday morning. Sergeant Keith Horrocks with Salt Lake Police explains what first responders found upon arrival.
“Several people inside a passenger van that had to be extricated,” he explains. “There were two vehicles involved. One of those occupants [of the van] was a fatality in that accident.”
Sergeant Horrocks says the individual that died was not driving the van, but rather was one of the passengers.
The other vehicle involved was only occupied by the driver. That individual did not require to go to the hospital.
The occupants of the multi-passenger van are all male and work for a construction company.
“They were some construction workers that, I think, were going either back to the job or back to where they were staying,” explains Sergeant Horrocks.
The logo on the van and vests of workers is “EWS.”
Police say nobody was ejected from the van and they have no information regarding whether or not the occupants were wearing safety belts.
Police say the crash is impacting traffic in the area.
Fatal rollover accident at Wright Bro’s Drive and Amelia Earhart. One person dead, several people taken to local hospitals. Traffic will be impacted in the area for several hours. #TrafficIncident pic.twitter.com/6EGvd7GFb5
— SLC Police Dept. (@slcpd) February 25, 2020
Additionally, an investigation into what caused the accident has already started. At this time, police still don’t know which vehicle was at fault or if speed played a factor.
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