Victim identified after being killed crashing into pit at construction site in West Jordan
UPDATE: Police have identified the victim of Monday morning’s crash as Gina Fierro-Vilcampo, age 28.
The West Jordan Police Department offered its condolences to Fierro-Vilcampo’s loved ones Monday afternoon.
The previous story continues below:
WEST JORDAN, Utah -- A woman was killed Monday morning after police say she veered to avoid another vehicle and crashed her car into a pit at a construction site in West Jordan.
Sgt. Dan Roberts of the West Jordan Police Department said the crash occurred in the area of 6700 West and New Bingham Highway around 6:45 a.m.
New Bingham Highway is closed in the area of the crash.
Roberts said a 28-year-old woman was traveling eastbound when a vehicle arrived at a nearby construction site and made a left turn. The woman veered to avoid that other vehicle, over-corrected and went into a pit at the construction site.
The woman was killed in the crash. Roberts said the pit is 15 to 20 feet deep and they are still working to extricate the vehicle and the deceased, who has not yet been identified.
Roberts said the crash serves as an important reminder to wear your seat belt.
“The damage that we’re seeing: It could have very well had a different ending if she’d been wearing a seat belt,” he said. “In 20 years of law enforcement… I’ve never had to unbuckle a dead person’s seat belt. It’s so important that we remember that one crucial safety device."
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