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Man faces charges after 3-year-old killed in crash

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Jan 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-26 00:29:26-05

UPDATE: Police identified the child as Zane Thurber. They identified the suspect as 55-year-old Manuel De Jesus Guinea, who faces automobile homicide and driving under the influence charges.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – A 3-year-old child was killed in a five-car wreck in Taylorsville Saturday night, and several other people were injured.

Police officials said the wreck occurred in the area near 5400 South Canal St. Saturday around 8:30 p.m.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said a truck struck a Subaru that was stopped at an intersection, and after the truck pushed the Subaru, three other vehicles became involved in the accident.

Hoyal said alcohol may have been a factor, and he said the driver of the truck allegedly attempted to hide among the crowd that gathered after the wreck and then escape. Witnesses prevented the man from escaping and police now have him in custody.

It was not immediately clear how many other people were injured or to what extent.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.