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Woman dies from injuries sustained in Saturday crash

Published May 14, 2014 9:53 pm

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A Salt Lake City woman has died four days after a South Salt Lake crash that left her on life support.

The woman, 31, was taken off life support about 4 p.m. Wednesday while her mother was by her side, said South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller. Her name was not released pending notification of extended family.

The woman was a passenger early Saturday morning in a Chevy Malibu that was traveling north in the southbound lane of 700 West near 3800 South, Keller has said; the lanes jog east there because of road construction.

The driver of a southbound Dodge Durango noticed the oncoming Malibu and stopped, but the Malibu's 24-year-old driver did not try to swerve away from the Durango until the last minute. The Malibu struck the Durango and rolled, partially ejecting the victim.

Investigators suspect the 24-year-old was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.