Police said that the teen initially told authorities that the crash occurred because she was talking to her friend and gotten distracted, KSL reported.
Police say a teenager participating in the latest viral challenge is responsible for a crash on Layton Parkway and will face reckless driving charges. She skidded into oncoming traffic, hit a auto and a light pole.
"Bird Box" is a recently released Netflix drama featuring Sandra Bullock where a woman and her children live in an apocalyptic world that requires them to cover their eyes to avoid evil in order to escape. They reportedly called out the Bird Box Challenge specifically.
One truck appears to have its passenger-side bumper bent inward, while the entire driver's side of a Honda HR-V is smashed.
"Honestly I'm nearly embarrassed to have to say "Don't drive with your eyes covered" but you know apparently we do have to say that", Lyman told Fox 13.
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However, police have requested that the driver be charged with reckless driving, Lt Lyman said.
"It's just inexcusable to do something as risky as this, not only to yourself but everyone else on the road", said police Lt Travis Lyman, quoted by KSL.com.
No one was injured in the crash - a relief to Netflix, which earlier this month issued a warning to fans of the film to lay off the blindfold stunts.
Age and inexperience are poor excuses; this person purposefully blinded themselves at the controls of a two-ton metal missile and put innocent lives at risk.
"Bird Box Challenge while driving...predictable result".