One critically injured in Tooele County crash
Sep 23, 2022, 1:08 PM
(Photo courtesy: Simon Narvaez)
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — One person was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash involving a semi-truck and Ford pickup truck on Friday.
Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened just before 9 a.m. on state Route 138 near Grantsville.
According to the state troopers, a blue Ford Raptor was heading eastbound on S.R. 138 when it veered into oncoming traffic and struck the semi, which was hauling two empty gravel belly dump trailers.
Roden said the semi jackknifed and one of its trailers came off. Both lanes of S.R. 138 were closed and the driver of the Ford was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition.
The driver of the semi was not injured.
The semi also spilled between 100 and 200 gallons of fuel on the road and shoulder, and state and local health crews were called out for cleanup efforts.
Troopers said they hoped to have the scene cleared by 1:30 p.m. Friday.