MAGNA, Utah – Two people are dead and a third is in serious condition after a crash on State Route 201 mile post 2, west of Magna near 11175 West Friday morning.
The crash happened a little after 10 a.m. when a vehicle had a flat tire, causing it to cross into oncoming traffic.
“An eastbound vehicle on state road 201 at about 11175 West. This vehicle crossed over into the westbound lane and had a head-on collision with another passenger car,” said Cpl. Todd Johnson, Utah Highway Patrol.
UHP says that when the first vehicle, a Mitsubishi Galant, swerved into the opposing lanes, a Chevy Silverado swerved to avoid making contact with the Galant, but the two made slight contact and their vehicle suffered minor damage.
The driver of a Ford Festiva traveling behind the Silverado slammed on his breaks and went into the shoulder after the first two vehicles crashed. The Galant the collided with the Festiva head-on.
Both occupants of the Festiva, identified as Jared Hamby, 30, from Salt Lake City, and Nannette Baird, 32, from Murray, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Baird was not wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the Galant, identified as Rachel Barney Funk, 34, from Salt Lake City, sustained serious injuries.
The driver of the Silverado had no injuries.