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Woman Hit By Dump Truck on Hwy 40 Doesn’t Know How She Survived

Oct 20, 2018, 5:24 PM | Updated: 10:36 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – We hear all the time how teenagers feel as if they’re invincible. But there’s no way 19-year-old Dallas McCullough will ever feel like that again.

“I’m definitely shaken up,” she said from her Salt Lake home Saturday afternoon. “I got out and the car was covered in blood. I have no idea how we survived it.”

Related: Four Killed, Others Injured In Heber Crash With Dump Truck

McCullough was a passenger in a white Jeep Rubicon her mother was driving when it was hit by a dump truck that crossed into their lane of traffic on Highway 40 near Heber.

“I watched him all the way from the median all the way to our car and I just closed my eyes,” she said.

It was the beginning of a crash where the dump truck also hit a pickup truck behind them.

Six men were in that pickup truck. All six of them died.

“It’s unfair. Like, I get to wake up and my family is totally fine. I’m fine and my mom is fine. They’re all waking up with one less family member,” said McCullough.

Before hitting the pickup truck, the dump truck hit the back end of their Jeep sending them rolling four times into a ditch.

“The roof of the car was gone. All the windows were shattered and we were the only things in the car that wasn’t destroyed,” said McCullough.

She’s thankful they were wearing seatbelts. Her mom suffered a broken nose and she has a fractured hand.

But, they’re alive and she can’t imagine how the families of those six men who died are feeling now.

She knows how close she and her mother came to being hit by the dump truck.

She’s also upset after learning crash investigators are saying it appears the driver of that dump truck who caused it all was drunk.

“I mean, you just took six people off this earth because you were that selfish and that reckless,” she said. “Gosh, it’s horrible. There are no words.”

Investigators have released the name of the driver of the pickup truck, who was killed when the dump truck crashed into them. He is 62-year old Efrain Cardenas of Salt Lake City.

The medical examiner is still working to identify the five other men who died who were with him.

As for the driver of the dump truck, his name has not yet been released yet.

Messages left with the company he was driving for, “High Mountain Construction Park City,” have not been returned.

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Woman Hit By Dump Truck on Hwy 40 Doesn’t Know How She Survived