South Salt Lake, UT (August 08, 2021) – A woman died after her vehicle was hit head-on by a pick-up truck going the wrong way on Interstate 15. The driver of the truck is suspected of impairment.
The woman has since been identified by family members as 26-year-old Angelica Gabrielle Dhondup who had just married her high school sweetheart hours earlier. She leaves behind her new husband, two sons, and a daughter she was a week away from adopting.
The crash took place on Saturday, August 7th at about 1:10 a.m. on the I-15 collector in the area of 1700 South in South Salt Lake.
Officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety reported that Dhondup was traveling northbound in a Toyota Corolla when she was struck by the driver of a Toyota pick-up truck who was driving southbound in northbound lanes.
The roadway was closed for several hours while investigators worked at the scene to determine exactly what happened.
A 20-year-old female passenger also sustained injuries during the crash. She was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials said the pickup driver and a passenger were assisted out of the vehicle by an onlooker. The allegedly drunk driver then decided to steal the Good Samaritan’s pick-up but was quickly apprehended by troopers responding to the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Angelica Gabrielle Dhondup, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
A head-on collision, also known as a wrong-way collision, is a term that refers to the impact between the front-ends of two vehicles moving in opposite directions. This type of car crash has the highest chance of leaving its victims with serious or even fatal injuries. The amount of force that is typically exerted during this kind of collision is extreme and the reason head-on collisions accounted for almost 30% of all fatal traffic accidents in 2017.
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