Alcohol can be a factor in wreck that killed 3-year-old


TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – A 3-year-old boy, sitting in a child restraint seat was killed in a smash of five-car in Taylorsville, Saturday night, and several other people were injured.

The victims were transported to Intermountain Medical Center for treatment.

Among the two others who were injured, one individual sustained serious injuries while the other was in a stable condition

Police officials said the wreck involving 5 cars happened in the area near 5400 South Canal St. Saturday around 8:30 p.m.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said a Dodge Ram truck whose driver was a 55-year-old man struck a Subaru that was stopped at a junction, and after the truck pushed the Subaru, three other vehicles became involved in the accident.

Police shut down 5400 South for several hours after the incident.

Hoyal doubted the alcohol as a factor in the crash.

He said the driver of the truck also tried to conceal among the crowd that gathered after the wreck and then escape. Witnesses and passerby prohibited the man from escaping. He is now in the police custody.

“This is the tragedy,” he said. “We actually had witnesses in the process of calling 911 (when the crash occurred).”

No names were released Saturday night.