Two Critically Injured In US-189 Crash Near Deer Creek
WALLSBURG, Utah – Two people were critically injured in a crash on U.S. Highway 189 near Deer Creek State Park, authorities said.
According to Utah Highway Patrol troopers, a silver 2004 Toyota Corolla was traveling south on US-189 Tuesday afternoon when it crossed the center turn lane and entered northbound traffic.
A green 2000 Ford F250 truck moved to avoid the collision but was hit on the driver’s side by the Corolla. Troopers said the F250 ran off the side of the road while the Corolla was pushed backward and came to rest in the center turn lane.
UHP Sergeant Nick Street said two medical helicopters were dispatched to the scene and the highway was closed near milepost 20 to allow the helicopters to land.
Troopers said the driver of the Corolla was extricated by fire personnel while the F250’s driver was partially ejected. Both were airlifted to an area hospital.
The road was reopened and traffic was alternating in each direction, according to Utah Department of Transportation officials.
Troopers were investigating why the driver of the Corolla crossed the center turn lane.
US-189 is now open. Alternating traffic in each direction. Expect delays.
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) February 18, 2020
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