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One dead, one critically injured in crash in West Valley City

Posted at 6:42 AM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 18:27:56-05

WEST VALLEY CITY -- One person is dead and one person was taken to a hospital after a crash in West Valley City early Friday morning.

On Friday afternoon, West Valley City Police identified the deceased as 26-year-old Emily Walton of Ogden.

According to West Valley City Police, the initial investigation indicates Walton was driving a Hyundai south on Redwood Rd. when she ran a red light at 3100 S and struck a Subaru.

Fox 13 News first heard reports of the crash around 4:30 a.m.

Another person was taken to a hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive.

"You can see it's maybe one of the worst [crashes] I've seen," said Lt. Brandon Christiansen of West Valley City Police. "We've got cars in multiple pieces. It's pretty bad... for a car to do that it had to be moving pretty quickly. We have no idea how fast they were going or what happened in the intersection."

No further details were immediately available. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.