West High students killed in Salt Lake crash, others injured

Posted at 11:55 AM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 19:24:35-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Two people have died and two others were injured after a crash near 700 N. and 300 W. in Salt Lake City Thursday.

Salt Lake Police confirmed the teens involved in the crash were seniors at West High School.

"[A witness] observed a blue Chevy Impala along with another gray vehicle, unknown make and model. We're not sure where the driver of that gray vehicle is at. But it appeared these individuals were either racing or chasing each other. It was at a high rate of speed," Salt Lake Police Det. Cody Lougy said. "For some unknown reason, that blue Chevy Impala crossed the median divider [...] and hit head-on into a Honda Pilot."

Police said the driver of the Honda Pilot is a 32-year-old pregnant woman.

"She's seven to eight months pregnant, as I've been told, and she's been taken to the hospital with serious injuries," Lougy said. "There were three people inside that blue Chevy Impala - the driver and two passengers - and it's those two passengers that unfortunately have passed away at the scene."

Authorities later said the pregnant woman and her baby are both listed in serious condition.

Salt Lake Police said the occupants of the Impala are students at West High School.

Officials closed 300 W. between 600 N. and 800 N. as they investigated the crash, but the road was reopened later Thursday afternoon.

Accident investigators told Lougy that preliminary results indicate the Impala was traveling at speeds in excess of 70 mph.

The names of those involved have not been released.

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