Girl in critical condition after alleged alcohol-caused crash

Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-29 19:31:45-04

WEST VALLEY CITY – Four people were hospitalized after a crash on SR-201 on Sunday morning.

Police say that at about 6:10 a.m., a Dodge Caravan traveling eastbound on SR-201 ran a red light and hit a Nissan Murano, occupied by a mother and two children, which was turning southbound at 7200 West, striking it on the passenger side.

An 11-year-old female passenger of the Nissan was transported via medical helicopter to Primary Children’s Medical Center in critical condition. The 30-year-old female driver and her 8-year-old son in the Nissan and the driver of the Caravan were all transported to local hospitals in poor condition. The 8-year-old boy has since been released and the mother is in fair condition.

The driver of the Caravan, identified as 41-year-old Cheyanna Nemath, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and charged with driving under the influence.