Helen F. Vanschoonhoven Killed in Car Crash on I-80 in Salt Lake City


Helen F. Vanschoonhoven Killed in Car Crash on I-80 in Salt Lake City

88-Year-Old Helen F. Vanschoonhoven Killed in Salt Lake City Two-Vehicle Crash on I-80 near 1500 West

Salt Lake City, Utah (February 15, 2020) – An elderly woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in December in Salt Lake City, according to the UHP.

The crash happened on December 26, on I-80 near 1500 West.

UHP said Helen F. Vanschoonhoven, 88, was rear-ended on the interstate by a car driven by a 70-year-old woman.

Vanschoonhoven was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but she died four days later.

Troopers said Vanschoonhoven was homeless and living out of her car at the time of the crash.

The other driver was cited for following another car too close and not having a valid license. 

The UHP is investigating the crash.

We pass our condolences to the family and friends of Helen F. Vanschoonhoven.

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