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One person was killed and two others were in critical condition Saturday, the day after a multi-vehicle crash in South Salt Lake.
South Salt Lake public safety spokesman Gary Keller said the accident occurred at 10:16 p.m. Friday at 700 East and 3300 South when an allegedly distracted driver slammed his Jeep into the rear of a small sedan stopped at the light; the collision propelled the sedan into another car.
Keller said the accident investigation had just begun Saturday morning, but it appeared the fatality a 43-year-old Salt Lake City man was a back-seat passenger in the rear-ended sedan. Four other occupants of the sedan were injured, two critically.
No citations were immediately issued, since the accident scene was still being processed by police Saturday, Keller said.
The driver of the Jeep and the occupants of the second car were not seriously injured, he said.
The identity of the victim was still being withheld Saturday pending notification of family, Keller said.
"We know the Jeep's driver is believed to have been distracted, but we're not sure yet by what," he said. "Our investigators also are looking at other possible factors, including possible alcohol use."