Female dies from injuries sustained in Sandy autoped

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UPDATE (Saturday 4:30 p.m.) – Sandy Police have confirmed that 46-year-old Stephanie Burton has died from her injuries sustained in an autoped crash that occured in Sandy on Thursday night. The other two pedestrians have been treated and released from the hospital.

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UPDATE: (Saturday 2 p.m.) – Two of the three pedestrians critically injured in an auto-pedestrian crash in Sandy Thursday evening have been released from the hospital, according to police. 

Sandy City Police said one person still remains in the hospital in extremely critical condition. 

No other information about the investigation into the crash was available. 

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ORIGINAL:

SANDY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) –Three pedestrians were critically injured after an auto-pedestrian crash in Sandy Thursday evening.

The crash happened around 7 p.m. at 80 East 9400 South near the South Towne Expo Center.

Three adults, one man and two women, were struck by a 17-year-old driver as they attempted to cross 9400 South. The group was headed to the Festival of Trees event.

Police say the 17-year-old male driver in red Mitsubishi  was traveling westbound on 9400 South approaching a signaled control crosswalk.


Witnesses reported the pedestrians had the right of way and the group entered the intersection attempting to cross the road from north to south. Police say the driver failed to stop and hit all three pedestrians.

The victims were taken to Intermountain Medical Center with critical injuries. The driver was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

Police say at this time, there is no indication that alcohol or any other impairment were involved. The crash is under investigation. 

Watch an update from officers on scene

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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