Troopers investigating ‘serious injury’ crash in Spanish Fork
Mar 12, 2022, 6:47 PM | Updated: Apr 7, 2022, 4:53 pm
(Utah Highway Patrol)
SPANISH FORK, Utah — Two people were seriously injured Saturday following a two-vehicle crash in Spanish Fork.
According to a social media post from the Utah Highway Patrol, the incident occurred on U.S. Route 6 near the Interstate 15 on-ramp.
“The ramp is shut down at this time. Please use alternate route,” read their tweet.
Troopers are investigating a serious injury crash from WB US-6 to I-15 NB in Spanish Fork. The ramp is shut down at this time. Please use alternate route. More information will be released as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/BcjAGeAdvp
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) March 13, 2022
UHP Sgt. J. Dutson told KSL the call came in around 5:30 p.m. of a wrong-way driver hitting several vehicles and a semi-truck.
According to a press release from the Utah Department of Public Safety, a Dodge Journey crossed over the double yellow lines and hit an oncoming semi-truck head-on. The Dodge then hit another car before continuing even further, eventually crashing into a concrete wall.
Just before 6:30 p.m., the Utah Department of Transportation said the southbound I-15 exit to eastbound US-6 had also been closed.
Both directions of traffic reopened by 10 p.m. Saturday.
Cleared: All lanes are open WB US-6 at I-15 (MP 174) in Spanish Fork. Traffic flow is normal.
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) March 13, 2022
Dutson said the driver and passenger of the Dodge were both transported to the hospital with various degrees of injuries, adding that the passenger’s injuries were life-threatening.
All other drivers and passengers were treated for minor injuries on scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.