Officer hit by car after wrong-way crash on I-15 in Murray

MURRAY, Utah -- Two people were taken to hospitals after a head-on crash in Murray Tuesday morning, and a police officer participating in a UHP ride-along was hit by a car at the scene.

The first crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on southbound I-15 in Murray as a gray Toyota SUV was driving northbound into oncoming traffic and struck a white Ford Econoline van head-on.

"Both drivers were wearing seat belts and had to be extricated prior to being transported to [Intermountain Medical Center] in critical condition," a news released from Utah Highway Patrol said.

According to UHP, the driver of the SUV smelled of alcohol and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was later identified as 28-year-old Corbin G. Celloto of Draper.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers responded to the crash, and a female officer from Kaysville Police Department who was participating in a ride-along was among them.

A woman driving a Saturn struck the police officer as responders were setting up road flares to alert drivers of the crash. The police officer was taken to a nearby hospital and her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Troopers said later Tuesday morning, "She is doing well, up, talking and able to walk around."