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High-speed collision kills elderly man in West Jordan

A car with its front hood smashed and caved in, revealing a silver and black car engine
Clark Van Der Beken

An elderly man was pronounced dead following a head-on collision accident in West Jordan Thursday afternoon.

According to West Jordan Police Lt. Richard Bell, the accident occurred at 12:30 p.m. where a Dodge pickup truck traveling North crashed into a Chevy Colorado heading West. The two vehicles collided at an intersection causing the Chevy to roll, killing the man inside.

After emergency services arrived at the scene, the elderly man was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. He was the only occupant in the Chevy Colorado. As for the Dodge pickup, the adult male and juvenile inside were taken to a hospital and both are in good condition.

West Jordan police have launched an investigation for the crash, but no further details have been given.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.