A single-axle trailer that became detached from a truck slammed head-on into a minivan carrying a family Saturday.
A West Jordan woman riding in the van received severe head and neck injuries, said West Jordan Police Capt. Gary Cox.
The crash happened at 8300 South and U-111 at 4:30 p.m. The van was southbound, and the truck pulling the trailer filled with compost was headed north, Cox said.
The trailer became detached despite being secured with safety chains, he said.
The van's male driver received minor injuries, and at least one of the three children — one of whom is a family friend — was not injured. Another child was taken to Jordan Valley Hospital as a precaution, Cox said. Everyone in the van was wearing a seat belt.