1 dead, 1 in critical condition after accident on I-215

Posted at 8:32 PM, Sep 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-01 22:32:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Police are investigating the cause of a vehicle accident that killed one person and left another in critical condition Sunday.

Utah Department of Public Safety officials said the wreck occurred on I-215 West near 5300 South.

Authorities said a car traveling southbound veered to the right, and hit a sound wall.

The driver, 20-year-old Charlie Diep, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. A passenger, 19-year-old Francine Martinez, was also taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Officers said there were two infant children in the backseat of the car, and they were taken to Primary Chilren’s Medical Center as a precaution.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.