UPDATE: Man dies following multi-vehicle crash in West Valley City

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WEDNESDAY 7/28/2021 9:14 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A man has died due to injuries he sustained in a crash in West Valley City Monday afternoon.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Chuck Brown of Bountiful died after being taken to the hospital in critical condition following the crash.

Officials say the crash happened around 1:03 p.m., as a white pickup truck was driving recklessly on 7200 West, striking multiple vehicles before entering SR-201.

Once the white pickup truck entered SR-201, it ran a red light, causing Brown, who was behind the wheel of a semi-truck traveling westbound, to swerve in an attempt to avoid a collision.

Unfortunately, the semi-truck was struck by the white truck anyway, causing the semi to strike a dump truck head-on, the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release.

The slideshow below includes photos from the Utah Highway Patrol showing the damages of the crash.

The two semi-trucks then immediately caught fire. The white pickup truck then continued to travel forward, t-boning a Subaru that was stopped at a red light.

MONDAY 7/26/2021 2:14 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Two people are in critical condition after a four-vehicle crash in West Valley City.

The crash sparked at least one vehicle fire, which sent black smoke billowing into the air. It has closed SR-201 at the intersection of 7200 West.

The slideshow below includes photos from the Utah Highway Patrol showing the damages of the crash.

Unified Fire Authority reports three people in total have been transported to the hospital, two of them are in critical condition.

The vehicle fire has been put out. In the slideshow below, you can see the smoke and flames before crews put them out.

Traffic is currently shut down in both directions on SR-201. Westbound traffic is being diverted at Mountain View. Eastbound is being diverted at 7200 West.

ABC4 will provide updates as they become available.

ORIGINAL STORY: Vehicle fire causing delays near SR 201 in West Valley City

MONDAY 7/26/2021 1:36 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – An vehicle fire is causing delays on SR-201 at the intersection with 7200 W.

The Utah Department of Transportation is reporting two lanes are impacted by the incident.

ABC4 crews on scene shared these photos of the incident. In the slideshow below, you can see black smoke billowing from what appears to be a dump truck.

While authorities have not yet released details, the dump truck appears to have collided with a semi-trailer. The trailer of that truck seems to have melted, as you can see above.

As of 1:40 p.m., the fire appears to be out. Crews remain on scene, as you can see in the slideshow below. The right lanes of SR-201 at 7200 W are closed. UDOT currently estimates the scene will be cleared around 3 p.m.

It is unclear what happened, or if anyone was injured. ABC4 is working to gather additional details and will update this story as information becomes available.

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