Two people killed in a crash with a garbage truck on Redwood Road

Mar 24, 2022, 8:40 AM | Updated: 3:12 pm
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Emergency responders at the scene of a double fatal crash on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City. Photo credit: Salt Lake City PD

SALT LAKE CITY — Redwood Road has reopened between Vienna and California after a car crash between a passenger van and a garbage truck on Thursday morning that killed two people.

The crash happened at 980 South Redwood Road.

A KSL reporter on the scene said that the two people who died were in a van that was traveling northbound on Redwood Road. Witnesses said the van veered into the southbound lanes and hit a Salt Lake City sanitation truck. 

It is unclear why the van veered into oncoming traffic. Both occupants died at the scene of the crash.

The sanitation worker was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.



“We are devastated that this tragic accident today ended with two lives lost,” said Debbie Lyons, Director of SLC Sustainability.

“We send our deepest condolences to the families of those killed in this collision. Our operator is currently at the hospital being evaluated for injuries. We are supporting our Waste & Recycling family today as they return from their routes.”

The identities of the two people who died have not yet been released.

This crash marks the fifth and sixth traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2022.

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Two people killed in a crash with a garbage truck on Redwood Road