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One killed, two injured in Highland crash

Posted at 7:14 AM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 12:23:49-04

HIGHLAND, Utah — A woman was killed and two drivers were hospitalized Monday night after a crash in Highland.

Authorities have identified the woman who was killed as 79-year-old Patti Nielson.

According to Lone Peak Police, the crash occurred around 9 p.m. at 5300 W. and 11000 N.

Police said a pickup truck traveling west on Timpanogos Hwy. struck a sedan that was making a left turn from Timpanogos Hwy. to Alpine Hwy.

"This is a busy intersection. It's not uncommon for us to have these major accidents," said Sgt. Charlie Thurston, Lone Peak Police Department.

Emergency crews took the drivers of both vehicles to a hospital. A passenger in the sedan died at the scene.

Police closed the intersection for several hours as they conducted an investigation.