Two dead after streetcar collides with automobile

Posted at 7:34 PM, Aug 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-15 00:32:49-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- There was a crash Friday evening in South Salt Lake involving a streetcar and an automobile, and police have now confirmed that two people inside the automobile were killed in the crash.

The crash occurred Friday around 6:45 p.m. in the area of 400 East and 2200 South when the streetcar broad-sided a black Audi. There is a stop sign at the intersection in question, but the sequence of events leading to the crash were not immediately clear.

A female driver and male passenger, both believed to be in their 30s, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Officials said the streetcar doesn't travel any faster than 20 to 25 mph.

"The S-Line train was eastbound, we had a vehicle that was traveling northbound, a black Audi, it was occupied by two persons--a female driver, male passenger--at this time both are deceased and still in the vehicle," said Sgt. Gary Keller of the South Salt Lake Police Department.

The Utah Transit Authority stated the incident meant a bus bridge has been activated between Central Point and 500 East. Police at the scene said they estimated the line would be closed in the area for some time as authorities investigated. As of about 9 p.m., it was expected the line would be closed for at least four more hours.

FOX 13 News has a crew at the scene of the crash, and we will have more information as it becomes available.