One dead, one critical in downtown Salt Lake City crash
One person was killed and another critically injured in a two-car crash Friday morning on or near the Interstate 15 exit into downtown Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City police Det. Veronica Montoya said the accident occurred at 5:21 a.m. on 600 South near West Temple when a pickup truck and a sedan collided. The man driving the sedan was dead at the scene, while a male passenger was critically injured.
The pickup truck's driver sustained minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital.
Montoya said further details including the names and ages of the victims, and whether the sedan or pickup may have run a red light were not immediately available.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area of the freeway from the 600 South to 900 South exits, instead taking the 600 North or 1300 South I-15 exits.
It took more than six hours for the wreckage to be cleared and investigation completed, allowing traffic flow to resume through the area.