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Police: Car strikes parked pickup; 1 killed, 5 injured

August 17, 2019

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old girl was killed and her mother and four other people seriously injured when a car went off a road and struck a pickup parked in a Utah canyon before going over an embankment and overturning.

The Unified Police Department says the teen killed early Saturday morning was sleeping in the truck bed with her 44-year-old mother in a parking lot near a trailhead in Big Cottonwood Canyon in a rural area of Salt Lake County.

Detective Kevin Mallory said the mother and the four adults in the car were injured.

Mallory said there was evidence of possible impairment and that police were continuing to investigate.

No identities were released.