Category: fatal crash

Juab County woman dead after car collides with horse

PAYSON, Utah – A woman died after the car she was riding in hit a horse Saturday night.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on SR-198 near 1993 South State Street in Payson.

Troopers said a man was driving the car occupying the woman when they hit a horse that was standing in the middle of the road, according to troopers.

The man was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The woman died from her injuries in the crash.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the woman is in her sixties, but are not identifying her until her family is notified.

Police are investigating why the horse was in the middle of the road.

UHP cites wind, possible impairment after motorcyclist killed in head-on crash with semi on US 6

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EMERY COUNTY, Utah — Alcohol, prescription drugs and windy weather are all being investigated as possible factors in a deadly head-on crash involving a motorcycle and a semi trailer.

Utah Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at 10:45 p.m. Thursday on US 6 near mile post 298 as motorcyclist traveling eastbound crossed the center line and struck a westbound semi.

The person on the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries. That person’s identity has not been released.

“Alcohol, prescription drugs, and windy weather are all possible factors in the crash,” the press release from UHP states.

No further injures were reported.

The crash caused a fire, which destroyed the semi and its cargo.

The incident closed US 6 in both directions for about four hours.

Utah man among six killed in plane collision in Alaska

ALASKA — A Utah man is among the victims of a deadly plane collision that occurred in Alaska Monday.

According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Public Safety, 39-year-old Ryan Wilk of Utah is among those who were killed.

The other five have been identified as:

Randy Sullivan, 46-year-old male, pilot, from Ketchikan, Alaska.

Simon Bodie, 56-year-old male from Tempe, New South Wales, Australia.

Cassandra Webb, 62-year-old female from Saint Louis, Missouri.

Louis Botha, 46-year-old female, from San Diego, California.

Elsa Wilk, 37-year-old female, from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

The release states the NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash.

The six were killed when two floatplanes carrying cruise ship passengers collided.

Man charged with felonies in connection with crash that killed two children in North Ogden

NORTH OGDEN, Utah — A man has been charged with felonies in connection with a crash that killed two young children in North Ogden last October.

Alexander Vernon Salas, 61, has been charged with three counts of operating a vehicle with a measurable controlled substance and causing death or serious bodily injury. The charges are third-degree felonies.

The charges stem from a fatal crash on October 23 of 2018.

Molly and Troy Cox. Images courtesy family/GoFundMe

Molly Cox, 11, and Troy Cox, 13, were killed in the crash. Their mother, Shela Cox, suffered serious injuries.

“It’s just horrible. It’s the worst. That’s the end of our family, there’s no more kids,” said Michael Cox, the children’s father, after the crash. 

Prosecutors allege Salas veered out of his lane and collided with an oncoming vehicle. Witnesses did not see any brake lights and there were no signs he attempted to brake prior to the impact, the charges state.

A blood draw revealed Salas had marijuana and diazepam in his system.

Salas told authorities he had smoked marijuana the night before the crash. He told police he took a valium, which he did not have a prescription for and which belonged to a relative, prior to getting behind the wheel that day. Valium is a name brand version of diazepam.

Fatal rollover crash on I-15 near Nephi

UPDATE: NB I-15 has been reopened as of 4:45 p.m.

NEPHI, Utah – Northbound Interstate 15 is closed in Nephi following a fatal rollover crash, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

UHP was notified of the crash near milepost 227 just after noon Thursday.

A crew cab GMC truck was pulling a loaded trailer that had a Toyota Camry in tow behind it, according to UHP.

The truck began to sway and the driver lost control due to the speed and load configuration, police said.

The driver swerved to the right and then crashed into the median; he suffered head and neck injuries and died as a result of the crash.

A female passenger was transported to Central Valley Medical Center and is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

UHP said both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol.

Fatal rollover crash closes I-15 in Nephi

NEPHI, Utah – Northbound Interstate 15 is closed in Nephi following a fatal rollover crash, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

UHP was notified of the crash near milepost 227 just after noon Thursday.

A crew cab GMC truck was pulling a loaded trailer that had a Toyota Camry in tow behind it, according to UHP.

The truck began to sway and the driver lost control due to the speed and load configuration, police said.

The driver swerved to the right and then crashed into the median; he suffered head and neck injuries and died as a result of the crash.

A female passenger was transported to Central Valley Medical Center and is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

UHP said both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol.

One dead after head-on crash involving two semis; US 6 closed in Emery County

EMERY COUNTY, Utah — One person was killed in a head-on crash involving two semi trucks on US 6 in Emery County Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred shortly after 3 a.m.

Utah Highway Patrol states a “semi vs semi head-on” crash occurred near milepost 279 on US 6, between Price and Green River.

US 6 is closed in both directions in the vicinity.

No further details about the crash or the deceased were immediately available. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

One dead after ‘near head-on’ crash involving two semis; US 6 closed in Emery County

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EMERY COUNTY, Utah — One person was killed in a ‘near head-on’ crash involving two semi trucks on US 6 in Emery County Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred just before 4 a.m. on US 6 near mile post 279, between Price and Green River.

Utah Highway Patrol states a westbound semi crossed the center line of the highway and collided with an eastbound semi. The driver of the westbound vehicle was killed.

One of the vehicles involved appears to be a FedEx truck.

The identity of the deceased has not been released.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle suffered injuries not considered life-threatening and was taken to a hospital. A co-driver in that vehicle was not injured.

US 6 was closed in both directions in the vicinity.

Troopers initially described the incident as a head-on crash before later stating it was a near head-on crash.

 

FedEx issues statement after deadly crash involving pair of semi trucks on US 6 in Emery County

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EMERY COUNTY, Utah — One person was killed in a ‘near head-on’ crash involving two semi trucks on US 6 in Emery County Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred just before 4 a.m. on US 6 near mile post 279, between Price and Green River.

Utah Highway Patrol states a westbound semi crossed the center line of the highway and collided with an eastbound semi. The driver of the westbound vehicle was killed.

The identity of the deceased has not been released.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle suffered injuries not considered life-threatening and was taken to a hospital. A co-driver in that vehicle was not injured.

US 6 was closed in both directions in the vicinity.

Troopers initially described the incident as a head-on crash before later stating it was a near head-on crash.

FedEx states they are cooperating with local investigators and are working to assist with clean-up at the crash site. The agency states packages and contents will be collected and examined so affected customers can be notified.

“First and foremost we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the individual involved in this accident,” a company spokeswoman wrote. “Safety is our highest priority and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time. FedEx Ground is dispatching teams to assist in the cleanup of the area. Packages and contents will be collected and carefully examined for damage and affected shippers will be notified.”

Man arrested, victim identified after fatal hit-and-run crash on SR-201

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist dead on SR-201 Friday morning.

The Utah Highway Patrol states Carlos Quintana-Lozano was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Saturday.

Booking documents were not immediately available, so it’s not clear what charges the man faces at this point.

The fatal crash occurred early Friday morning on SR-201, and police said the driver fled on foot after abandoning his vehicle.

The victim has been identified as David Lee Haines.

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