Two killed, several injured in crash that closed US 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon

Jun 25, 2023, 4:11 PM | Updated: Jun 27, 2023, 8:00 pm

The crashed Toyota Venza (Utah Highway Patrol)...

The crashed Toyota Venza (Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

SPANISH FORK, Utah — Two people were killed and several others injured in a crash on U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Sunday afternoon.

According to Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Luis Silva, “The crash involved three vehicles — a silver Hyundai Elantra, a white Toyota Venza and a gray Chevy Cruz.”

On Tuesday, UHP said the Chevy entered another lane and collided with the Hyundai as the Hyundai was preparing to make a turn into another roadway.

“After the initial collision, the Chevy spun sideways into the eastbound lanes, where (the Toyota) struck it in the driver’s side,” the UHP press release stated. “The secondary collision caused the Chevy to rotate over the guardrail on the south side of the roadway.”

The scene of the crash (Utah Highway Patrol) The scene of the crash (Utah Highway Patrol) The crashed Toyota Venza (Utah Highway Patrol)

UHP said the driver of the Chevy — identified as 24-year-old Burley Parke — and a 16-year-old passenger died from their injuries.

The driver of the Toyota was sent to a hospital in serious condition. The driver and front seat passenger of the Hyundai had minor injuries, but the rear passenger was transported to the hospital in fair condition.

The roadway was closed in both directions at milepost 183, near the Diamond Fork Canyon turnoff, for about three and half hours Sunday night. U.S. 6 has since reopened.

Troopers have not identified the two people who were killed. Updates on those who were injured were not immediately available.



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Two killed, several injured in crash that closed US 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon