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One dead, one injured after crash closes 3300 South near 900 East

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 23:59:19-04

MILLCREEK, Utah -- One person was killed after a car crashed into a power pole near 3300 South and 950 East Thursday, and EB/WB lanes are closed in the area.

Unified Police confirm the driver of the vehicle, later identified as 22-year-old Ibrahim Yassin, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 22-year-old female passenger was transported to a hospital, where she is listed in serious but stable condition.

“We heard the big crash, and we came out immediately,” said Kathy Robison, who works at an antique shop just a hundred feet away from the scene.

“You could feel it. It shook the whole building,” she added.

Robison and a customer at the shop, grabbed fire extinguishers and ran to help.

“By the time he got there, the flames were shooting up," Robison said.

Police previously stated the female passenger was pronounced deceased at a hospital, but they later corrected that information and said she remains in serious condition.

Fox 13 News first heard report of the crash around 4:30 p.m.

Police say the crash knocked a power pole off of its base and it is no longer stable. East and westbound lanes of 3300 South remained closed in the area as of about 9 p.m., and it was not immediately clear when they were expected to reopen.

Details about the cause of the crash were not immediately available. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.