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Troopers investigating ‘serious injury’ crash in Spanish Fork

Mar 12, 2022, 6:47 PM | Updated: Apr 7, 2022, 4:53 pm
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
(Utah Highway Patrol)
(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.

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.

(Utah Highway Patrol)

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.

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.

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Troopers investigating ‘serious injury’ crash in Spanish Fork