A 17-year-old Kamas girl was killed and three other teenagers were injured Friday night when the car they were riding in rolled end over end off the south frontage road of U-201 and landed between it and U-201 (2100 South) just west of 5600 West.
The car, driven by a 16-year-old girl, apparently was racing another car eastbound on U-201 about 8:30 p.m. The 17-year-old victim rode in the front and two boys rode in the back seat as the car exited to the frontage road. The other car remained on U-201, according to West Valley Assistant Police Chief Steve Shreeves.The cars continued to race on the separate roads, reaching speeds of 80 mph. As the car on the frontage road neared 5600 West, the driver lost control and the car bounced for about 80 yards. The girl in the passenger seat was partially ejected, Shreeves said.
She was dead at the scene. The three other youths were taken to Pioneer Valley Hospital where they were reported in good condition Friday night. The teens in the other car witnessed the accident.
As Utah Highway Patrol officers, West Valley police and other emergency vehicles were leaving the scene of that accident about 9:30 p.m., a woman driving north on 5600 West was watching them instead of the road, Shreeves said. She ran a red light and collided with a UHP car.
A passenger in her car was taken to Pioneer Valley Hospital complaining of neck and back pain.