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Teen driver killed in West Valley City head-on crash

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Jun 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 12:12:14-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A 16-year-old was killed Friday morning in a head-on crash in West Valley City. Police say another driver in his 50s was also injured and is in critical condition.

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The accident occurred at 5600 West and 2200 South when the unidentified teen drove into oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle heading in the opposite direction.

It's not known why the teen veered out of his southbound lanes.

Roads in the area were closed for a few hours, but have since reopened after the scene was cleared.

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The accident comes just weeks after another 16-year-old was killed in a Saratoga Springs crash. Westlake High School sophomore Ammon Blake died after his car was hit by a vehicle that police say drove through a red light.