Critical Injury Crash at 5500 South I-15 Northbound in Murray
On December 18, 2021, at approximately 1329 hours, traffic began to slow at 5500 South I-15 northbound. A blue Mazda 3 (vehicle 2) and a blue Honda Civic(vehicle 3) began to slow down due to traffic congestion. A Mazda CX-5 (vehicle 1) was traveling directly behind these vehicles in lane four.
As the Honda and Mazda 3 began to slow, almost to a stop, the Mazda CX-5 impacted the rear of the Mazda 3 in a rear end crash. The impact caused the Mazda 3 to spin around in a counter clockwise motion and impact the rear of the Honda civic. The Mazda 3 came to a rest facing South in lane four. The Mazda CX-5 came to a rest in lane two.
There were 3 brothers in the Mazda 3. The front passenger and driver suffered minor injuries. The 15 year old backseat passenger was transported to IMC with life threatening injuries. Neither driver of the other cars sustained injuries. Distracted driving is being investigated as a possible cause for the crash.