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SLC woman dies after 2-vehicle accident

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Posted at 1:02 PM, May 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-10 15:02:57-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE -A Salt Lake City woman has died after a Saturday morning crash.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a Durango with a family of five was traveling south in the area of 700 West and 3791 South.

South Salt Lake Spokesman Officer Gary Keller said there is road construction in the area that has the lanes shifted.

Keller said the lanes were clearly marked.

Keller said the driver of the Durango saw a Chevrolet Malibu traveling in the same lane coming toward them.

The driver in the Durango stopped, Keller said, but the driver of the Malibu continued toward them, Keller said.

Keller said the driver of the Malibu, a 24-year-old woman, eventually noticed the Durango and attempted to swerve to avoid a collision — but the Salt Lake City woman clipped the front corner of the Durango with the rear of her car, causing her to roll.

The passenger in the Malibu, 31-year-old Norma Alishia Black of Salt Lake City, was partially ejected. Keller said it appears Black was wearing a seat belt.

She was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries and placed on life support, but she died from her injuries.

The driver of the Malibu was also taken to the hospital for injuries but has since been released. Keller said no one in the Durango was injured.

Police are treating the crash as a DUI-related accident and that Black’s death will have an impact on possible charges.