1 dead, 1 critically injured after car crash in Weber County

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jan 18, 2015

WEBER COUNTY, Utah --One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a two-car crash in a small Weber County town sent five people to area hospitals early Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., Nicholas James Morse, 29, of West Point, was traveling in a Cadillac with his brother, sister-in-law and mother when their vehicle collided with a Toyota Prius in the area of 5900 West and 5900 South in Hooper.

Morse had been in Ogden at a club with his 36-year-old brother and 35-year-old sister-in-law and were on their way home. Their 53-year-old mother was their designated driver, said Lt. Lane Findlay with the Weber County Sheriff's Office.

The Morse family was traveling south when the near head-on collision occurred with the northbound Prius, driven by a 17-year-old Riverdale boy.

Upon impact, the Prius spun and hit a telephone pole while the Cadillac lost control, went off the road and into a ditch, Findlay said.

Everyone in the Cadillac had to be extricated.

The teen driver wasn't wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the passenger side window of his vehicle, Findlay said. The Riverdale teen is currently in critical condition.

The other occupants in the Cadillac suffered injuries but are not considered life threatening.

It is still unknown who is at fault for the accident, Findlay said. The crash  is currently under investigation.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.