Teenager in critical condition after T-bone crash, flown to hospital

Jan 7, 2023, 9:31 PM | Updated: Jan 8, 2023, 2:30 pm
The T-bone crash in Eagle Mountain, Utah. (Utah County Sheriff's Office)...
The T-bone crash in Eagle Mountain, Utah. (Utah County Sheriff's Office)
(Utah County Sheriff's Office)

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah –– An 18-year-old man is in critical condition after a T-bone crash with a Jeep Saturday evening.

According to Utah County Sheriff’s Spencer Cannon, the crash happened on State highway 72 and Mustang Way at approximately 5 p.m. The Jeep was traveling eastbound on HWY 72 when it hit the Buick crossing its path, attempting to drive northbound on Mustang Way.

The T-bone crash in Eagle Mountain, Utah. (Utah County Sheriff's Office) The T-bone crash in Eagle Mountain, Utah. (Utah County Sheriff's Office) The medical helicopter leaving the scene. (Utah County Sheriff's Office)

The 18-year-old man driving the Buick was transported to the hospital in critical condition by medical helicopter. According to Cannon, the female passenger in the Jeep was also transported to a local hospital, but her injuries were minor, not life-threatening.

Another passenger in the Jeep suffered serious back injuries and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

The highway was shut down for several hours as crews cleaned up the accident. Cannon said they are investigating possible DUI in this crash.

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