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Local woman killed after crashing into traffic jam
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CENTERVILLE — An 18-year-old Layton woman died in an accident on I-15 north of Parrish Lane Monday night.

The accident occurred at 8:19 p.m. as police were still on the scene of a officer-involved shooting in Kaysville and northbound traffic was backed up into the Centerville area.

Maria Herrera was driving a 2003 Subaru Legacy at freeway speeds when she approached the stalled traffic, according to a Utah Highway Patrol press release.

Herrera’s car partially entered the left emergency lane, then lost control. The Subaru slid sideways a considerable distance across two lanes before hitting the right rear corner of a nearly-stopped Hyundai passenger car in the third lane, the press release said.

The Subaru continued into the fourth lane, hitting the rear of a stopped semi-truck trailer in the area of the driver’s door. The Subaru continued into the right shoulder, where Herrera was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Hyundai, Jason Lake, 42, of Alpine, suffered injuries to his spine and was transported to an area hospital.The driver of the semi,  Justin Green, 36, of Kaysville was not injured.

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