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Man dead, six taken to hospitals after head-on crash in South Jordan

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 23:55:39-05

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A man has died and six people have been taken to hospitals with injuries described as not being life-threatening after a head-on collision in South Jordan Friday night.

The crash occurred in the area of 3700 West and 9800 South, and FOX 13 News first heard reports of the crash around 8:35 p.m. 9800 South  was shut down in the vicinity as crews investigated.

Police said a car with five teens inside moved over from westbound lanes into eastbound lanes and collided with an eastbound car carrying a husband and wife.

A man inside the eastbound car was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead. He is so far only identified as a 56-year-old man.

The man’s wife and the five teenagers were taken to a hospital with injuries described as not being life-threatening.

Police said it is unclear what caused the 17-year-old driver to veer into oncoming traffic. FOX 13 News will have more details as they become available.