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Two in critical condition after crash near Magna

A snapshot from a UDOT traffic camera overlooking the area. Fire crews working to put out a vehicle fire, which is fully engulfed in white smoke.
Posted at 8:57 AM, Feb 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 14:20:23-05

MAGNA, Utah — Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash on SR-201 near 8000 West Saturday morning.

According to officials with Utah Highway Patrol, it was a two-vehicle crash involving an SUV traveling west and a passenger car traveling east. The SUV attempted to turn and collided with the passenger car.

The SUV then rolled on its side and caught fire a few moments later. Unified Fire crews responded were able to get the fire out quickly.

The driver of each vehicle were the only occupants. Both were transported to local hospitals in critical condition due to injuries caused by the crash. UHP tells FOX 13 that the fire did not cause any injuries.

A third vehicle was damaged in the crash, but the occupants were unharmed.

The area was closed for a number of hours as UHP investigated the cause of the crash.