Antonio Martinez Killed in Salt Lake City, UT 18-wheeler Accident
Salt Lake City, UT -- March 9, 2017, Antonio Martinez was killed following an accident in which his vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided.
The Utah State Highway Patrol reported that the accident happened around 6:00 a.m. at the intersection of Bangerter Highway and California Avenue.
According to preliminary police reports, 29-year-old Martinez was in a green Ford Taurus on his way to work. He was northbound on Bangerter when, police reported, he ran a red light. This put his vehicle into the path of a westbound 18-wheeler. His vehicle collided into the side of the trailer, going underneath it.
Martinez suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured. Authorities did not say if any particular factors contributed to this accident.
Additional details are pending further investigation.
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