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Teen driver killed in head-on collision on Bangerter Highway

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jan 21, 2022

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — One person was killed in a head-on crash involving a truck on Bangerter Highway early Friday.

The crash occurred just before 7 a.m. at 2400 South in West Valley City, and has closed all southbound lanes just south of the SR-201 junction.

According to authorities, the driver of a car heading north crossed into the south lanes and collided head-on with a box truck.

The truck driver was unhurt and attempted to extricate the driver of the car who was killed in the collision.

West Valley City police are investigating the crash and talking with witnesses about what may have led to the accident.

The victim was identified as 19-year-old Riley Larson of Herriman.