MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4) – Police say two men are in critical condition after two vehicles collided and one caught fire in Midvale Sunday afternoon.
The accident and vehicle fire started happened at 8000 S State St. after 2 p.m., according to officials.
Serious crash at 8000 S State St. NB State and EB/WB 8000 S closed. Southbound is open. Please avoid the area if possible and find alternate routes.— Unified Police Dept (@UPDSL) March 10, 2019
A 22-year-old man in a white car was traveling northbound on State Street when officials say he went through the intersection at 8000 South. They say he crashed into a black southbound car driven by an 80-year-old man who was turning left unto 8000 South.
Detective Kevin Mallory said the white car “rolled in the air” before it landed and caught fire. He said the driver was ejected from the car when it landed.
Detective Mallory told ABC4 News that the 22-year-old was driving at a high rated speed at the time of the crash.
The drivers from both cars were transported to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition, police said. Both men were the only people in their vehicles at the time of the crash.
Authorities say northbound State and east and westbound 8000 South were closed while emergency crews work to clear the accident. They say southbound is however open.
A crash a reconstruction team is on scene to investigate the crash. Officials say they believe impairment may have been a factor in the crash.
Officials say the crash at 8000 S State Street has been cleared and the road is now open in all directions.
This is a developing story. Updates will be provided as they become available.