LOGAN — A 43-year-old Logan woman died after a two vehicle accident Wednesday night in North Logan.
North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes said Yolanda Lopez was a passenger in a 2014 Chevrolet Sonic that was travelling northbound on Main Street. Her 18-year-old daughter, Lizeth Colazo-Lopez was driving and attempted to turn west onto 2200 North. They were broadsided by a 1999 Dodge pickup truck, travelling south. It was being driven by a 25-year-old Preston man, Dillon Hatch.
Emergency crews had to use extrication equipment to pull Lopez from the car. All three people were injured and had to be treated.
“All three individuals were transported to local hospitals,” said Hawkes. “The driver of the truck was treated and released. The 18-year-old female of vehicle #2 was in stable condition and kept at the hospital. Unfortunately, the passenger, the 43-year-old female was pronounced dead at the hospital.”
The accident occurred at 6:20 p.m. Hawkes explained that witnesses told officers, it appeared the traffic light was yellow as the car pulled in front of the truck.
“We are still investigating that. We have some witnesses that we are collecting those statements and we’ll present that to the city attorney. He will, based on the witness statements and the evidence that we’ve been able to gather, will determine whether we can with confidence be able to determine whether the light was red for the truck, or whether it was yellow when he entered the intersection.”
Hatch has cooperated with the investigation and officers do not believe there was any impairment.
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