LAYTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Four people were sent to the hospital with serious injuries after a head-on collision on US 89 in Layton Sunday afternoon.
According to Jason N. Cook Battalion Chief with Layton City, a vehicle that was traveling north on the highway crossed into south bound lanes, striking a passenger car head on.
Cook said as a result of the crash, one of the cars caught fire. Eyewitnesses pulled everyone out of both vehicles while a passerby tried to put out the flames.
“We sure appreciate the help that the passerbys and the witnesses did,” Cook said. “Ordinarily, we would never recommend getting someone out of the vehicle, but given the circumstances of that vehicle being on fire and having that gentleman there with the fire extinguisher those folks that got there before we did certainly helped that situation, helped those people today and we appreciate their help.”
Four adults were injured in the crash, a male in a Subaru and three females in a Tacoma.
All of the occupants were transported to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden with non-life-threating but very serious injuries.
Multiple ambulances from Kaysville and Layton, law enforcement from Layton Police and Utah Highway Patrol and fire engines from Layton Fire Department all responded to the scene.
The highway was shut down for a couple of hours as crews cleared the scene but it has since been reopened.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. It is not known if drugs, alcohol or distracted driving were factors.