Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT (August 15, 2022) – A woman died and several other people, two of whom were children, were hospitalized following a collision in Big Cottonwood Canyon on Monday, August 15th.
Unified Police said the incident involved a passenger car carrying children and a dump truck in the Storm Mountain area.
According to officials, the dump truck was traveling down the canyon road when the driver somehow lost control of the brakes. Due to the brake malfunction and limited visibility, the truck crashed into an eastbound passenger car.
The driver of the passenger vehicle, 36-year-old Jessica Keetch Minnesota, a resident of West Jordan, died at the scene. A two-year-old and a four-year-old were both transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment, as was a female passenger believed to be in her late 50s to early 60s.
The 4-year-old is in extremely critical condition.
The truck driver sustained minor injuries.
Multiple agencies are on the scene to investigate the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Jessica Keetch Minnesota, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
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