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1 dead, 2 in critical condition after 4-vehicle crash in Magna

Magna Crash
Posted at 2:44 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 00:28:01-04

MAGNA, Utah — One person has died and two others are in critical condition after a four-vehicle crash on SR-201 on Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

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The crash, which involved two semi-trucks, caused at least two vehicle fires, which shut down all traffic on SR-201 at the intersection of 7200 West, and sent black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.

Just after 1 p.m., a white pickup truck was recklessly Northbound on 7200 W. and hit many vehicle before entering SR-201.

The pickup truck then ran a red light and to avoid crashing, a semi truck driver tried to swerve out of the way. The white pickup still hit the semi, which caused the truck to hit a dump truck hauling a pup trailer.

The two semi-trucks immediately caught on fire.

The white pickup truck then continued to drive and T-boned a Subaru.

The driver of the semi-truck, identtified as 35-year-old Bountiful resident Chuck Brown died of his injuries.

The Brown family has set up a gofundme to help with expensed.