LAYTON, Utah (News4Utah) – A 14-year-old is in extremely critical condition after a three-car crash on the freeway in Layton early Sunday morning.
Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened just after 3 a.m. near mile marker 332 on northbound I-15 when an 18-year-old-driver of a two-door red Acura fell asleep and drifted off the road to the right.
The Acura impacted a crash barrier and bounced back into oncoming traffic where it was struck by a Ford Flex.
A 14-year-old male passenger from the Acura was ejected and was hit by an oncoming Nissan Z. The teen was taken to Davis Hospital then flown to the University of Utah Hospital. He was later transferred to Primary Children’s Hospital in extremely critical condition.
The driver of the Acura was transport to Ogden with leg and head injuries. Troopers said neither occupants of the Acura were wearing seat belts.
The 43-year-old driver and passenger of the Ford Flex were transported with injuries to Davis Hospital then transferred to the University of Utah Hospital. The driver of Nissan Z received minor injuries and was not transported. All three were wearing seat belts.
Troopers said the driver of the Acura had worked a 12-hour day, went to visit family in the Salt Lake area, and was driving home when the crash occurred. The teen was the drivers cousin from the Fillmore area.