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Sandy woman killed in crash on icy I-80

By Janelle Stecklein

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jan 27 2013 01:49 pm • Last Updated May 05 2013 11:33 pm

A 24-year-old Sandy woman died Sunday morning after the vehicle she was in hit a patch of black ice and rolled in Tooele County.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers said a Chevy Trailblazer was eastbound about 5:05 a.m. on Interstate 80 in Tooele County when Ethan Pitts, 33, of Sandy, hit a patch of black ice and lost control.

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Troopers said the vehicle went off the roadway and rotated about 180 degrees then rolled. It came to rest on its roof.

Kristina Tree, 24, of Sandy, a passenger who wasn’t wearing her seat belt, was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pitts was wearing a seat belt and was transported to University Hospital. Troopers said he suffered serious injuries.

jstecklein@sltrib.com

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