5 hurt, 53-year-old woman dead after 2-vehicle crash in Layton

LAYTON, UT – A two-vehicle collision in the area of 2225 W. Gordon Ave. left five people hurt and one dead Sunday. 

The crash, which occurred before 7 p.m., happened when a driver of a Honda Pilot drifted off the road and into oncoming traffic, hitting a Toyota Corolla, KSL reported. 

Police said that distracted driving could have been the reason behind the collision. However, it is unclear what she was exactly distracted by. 

The driver of the Honda, a 31-year-old woman, was unharmed. The passenger with her – her 2-year-old daughter – was transported to a hospital for minor injuries. 

Four of the Corolla occupants, ranging from 15 to 72, were sent to the hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The fifth occupant – a back seat passenger – identified as 53-year-old Ruth Carillos, suffered fatal injuries.  

More information will be posted as it comes to light. 

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Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.