Teen dead in Mountain View Corridor crash after running red light, police say

May 30, 2024, 6:10 AM | Updated: 2:06 pm

RIVERTON — A teenager was killed in a crash on Mountain View Corridor early Thursday morning, police said.

According to Josh Lee, public information officer for the Riverton Police Department, a teenager was driving just after midnight on 13400 South. Lee said they ran a red light and subsequently were struck by another vehicle traveling south on Mountain View Corridor.

A teenager was killed in a Mountain View Corridor crash after running a red light on May 30, 2024. (Derek Petersen, KSL TV)

The teen driver, who police have not identified, was later pronounced dead. The other driver was a woman who did not report any injuries to police.

The crash happened during the “100 Deadliest Days” on Utah roads, and Lee wanted to remind the community how dangerous summer roads can be.

“Younger drivers and all drivers: You need to be aware of how fast you’re going; the signs and the signals that are being flashed at you. It’s very important,” Lee said. “Especially here in the summertime, we all feel invincible.”

Southbound Mountain View Corridor was closed at 13400 South for several hours while investigators were on the scene.

Lee said the speed limit on Mountain View Corridor is 60 mph, and the woman was driving in a larger car than the teen was.

“Obviously, one of the drivers, she was doing everything right. But there was a red light on the other driver and that can happen. So be aware,” Lee said. “Be aware of your surroundings.”

The South Valley Crash Investigation Team was investigating at the scene after the crash, and Riverton police said the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Contributing: Karah Brackin, KSL TV

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Teen dead in Mountain View Corridor crash after running red light, police say