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Magna, UT (June 07, 2021) – The name of the woman who was killed in a car crash on Friday, June 4th in the westbound lanes of State Route 201 has been released. 

The deceased was identified as 37-year-old Christina J. Cloward, a resident of Sandy who died during a three-car accident in the area of 8400 West in Magna at about 12:30 a.m.

Sources reported that a westbound GMC pick-up truck was exiting SR-201 at 8400 West to go southbound when it sideswiped a Toyota Camry going the same direction. 

After the crash, both vehicles skidded across 8400 West back to the westbound ramp of SR-201. As the truck was traversing the ramp it crashed into an Audi Q7 almost head-on.  

The driver of the pick-up truck, who was later identified as Cloward, was thrown from the cab. Her condition was initially described as critical, and a medical helicopter was dispatched, but ultimately canceled when Cloward died at the scene. 

Preliminary reports indicated that the deceased was male, but were later revised.

The occupants of the Camry sustained unspecified non-critical injuries. 

The occupants of the Audi were taken by ambulance to a local medical facility in serious condition. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Christina J. Cloward, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Claims Against the Estate of the Deceased in Magna

Anytime the injured plaintiff or the respondent dies as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Utah, judicial code 78B-3-107 will govern any legal claim that follows.

This part of the law states that even though the injured party died, their estate still has a legal claim against the respondent. The death of the victim does not imply that the negligent driver is somehow exempt from their duty to pay financial compensation to the family or estate of the deceased.

This same statute comes into play if the negligent driver was killed during the accident. Under these circumstances, the claim for damages would instead be brought against the deceased’s estate. 

This law is applied in cases where either the injured victim or the at-fault driver, or both, die as a result of the accident. The victim’s claim for financial compensation is valid regardless of which side of the bench the deceased was on. 

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys help our clients get justice. Our team pays strict attention to detail and strives to do everything in its power to get the maximum amount of compensation available 

When victims are injured in car crashes due to the carelessness of others, they need legal advice from a car accident attorney in Salt Lake City. When people are injured in accidents because of someone else, they are able to obtain compensation from the liable person that eases the financial burdens they will face.

 If you were hurt in a car crash as a result of another person’s actions, get in touch with our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

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