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One killed, 8 injured in passenger van rollover near airport

Salt Lake police investigate a fatal accident on Wright Brothers Drive and 350 North in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
Salt Lake police investigate a fatal accident on Wright Brothers Drive and 350 North in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — One person was killed and eight others injured when a multipassenger van collided with another vehicle and rolled Tuesday in Salt Lake City.

The van was carrying 11 people — most of them construction workers — when it crashed at the intersection of Wright Brothers Drive and Amelia Earhart Drive, west of the Salt Lake City International Airport, about 6:15 a.m., said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Keith Horrocks.

Eric Salazar, 44, was killed in the crash, according to police. Salt Lake police said Tuesday afternoon that investigators anticipated a “lengthy investigation” before determining what caused the crash.

Eight others were transported to local hospitals with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, Horrocks said. The driver of the other vehicle was treated at the scene by paramedics.

“This was a very difficult accident scene that impacted several people,” police said in a prepared statement.

Contributing: Shara Park