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Apparent suicide, crash shut down State Street in Midvale

Published December 27, 2013 10:57 pm

Midvale • Police say that after the shooting, truck hit a car near State Street.
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A woman died Friday after shooting herself while sitting in a truck, which then crashed into a passenger car.

The woman, 32, apparently shot herself just after 6 p.m. while the truck, driven by her 43-year-old husband, was near the intersection of State Street and 7800 South in Midvale, according to Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson. Immediately following the shooting, the truck collided with a passenger car.

Both vehicles then slid off the road and into a fence.

The woman's husband was not wounded, Richardson said. The couple's names have not been released.

The two passengers of the car were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Richardson said police were still "sorting out" what happened, although it appeared the woman took her own life with a handgun. He did not know why she might have fired the gun at herself or if any sort of argument had occurred.

Police were still questioning the husband several hours after the accident and he had not been taken into custody.

The accident forced the closure of all northbound lanes on State Street.

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