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September 28, 2021

Woman killed in crash identified; police say wrong-way driver hit her car, stole another vehicle

One woman died after a wrong-way driver collided with her car Saturday morning, police said. (Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY — Police have identified the woman who died when a pickup truck traveling the wrong way on I-15 collided with her car early Saturday morning.

The pickup truck entered I-15 just after 1 a.m., driving south in a northbound lane, according to Utah Highway Patrol trooper Colton Freckleton. The pickup made it from 900 South to 2100 South, where it collided head-on with Angelica Jimenez’s car.

The driver of the pickup and his passenger were not seriously injured. Jimenez, 26, died at the scene.

Another motorist stopped to help with traffic control at the scene. The driver of the pickup stole that motorist’s car and drove away, Freckleton said. Troopers stopped that car on I-80 near Redwood Road a short time later and arrested the driver, who they say was intoxicated. He was arrested on investigation of DUI, theft of a vehicle and vehicular homicide, police said. The driver’s name was not released.

This article will be updated if more information becomes available.


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