TRAFFIC & ROADS

3 killed after car hits tree in Salt Lake City, police say

Jul 30, 2023, 9:26 AM | Updated: 12:02 pm

Three died when a car hit this tree and burst into flames...

Three people died when their car hit this tree and burst into flames Saturday night. (KSL TV)

(KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed three adults late Saturday.

The incident happened at 11:09 Saturday night at 965 North Beck Street.

When officers arrived, the car was engulfed in flames.

Lt. Dan Walker with the Salt Lake City Fire Department said the flames spread to some grass but firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.

All three adults in the car died on the scene.

Officers believe speed was a factor.

Officers and the medical examiner’s office are working to confirm the identity of the victims and contact their families, according to a news release.

Three died when a car hit this tree and burst into flames

Three people died when their car hit this tree and burst into flames Saturday night. (KSL TV)

This crash marks the 14th traffic-related fatality in Salt Lake City for 2023.

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3 killed after car hits tree in Salt Lake City, police say