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Man dies more than a week after 2-car crash on Wasatch Boulevard

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-11 23:30:07-05

UPDATE: Nine days after the crash occurred, police stated one of the drivers involved in the crash has passed away. According to information from the Unified Police Department issued Sunday night, 61-year-old Steve Horton of Salt Lake City has died. The man was driving the Honda CRV involved in the crash.

Previous story continues below.

SALT LAKE CITY – Wasatch Boulevard was closed in the area between about 4000 South and 4200 South Friday after a two-vehicle crash that left two people in critical condition, though one victim was later listed to have improved to fair condition.

Unified Police Department officials at the scene tell FOX 13 News that the two cars collided around 3 p.m. while on Wasatch Boulevard. A truck crossed over the median and collided with a car head-on.

Each vehicle was carrying a single occupant, and two people were taken to hospitals in critical condition. Police said later Friday night that one of those people had improved to fair condition while the second remained in critical condition.

Police said at this time it is not clear what caused the driver of the truck to steer across the median, but they said they are investigating. The road was closed for several hours as crews investigated the crash.

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