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Fatal Crash Near Benjamin (Updated 4/29/24)

April 28, 2024

On Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 04:56 am, UHP Troopers received information of a fatal crash on SR-164 MM 0 (8000 S 2200 W – Benjamin) involving a single vehicle Dodge Durango and a single occupant 25-year-old male driver. After arriving on the scene EMS advised the driver was deceased. The Durango was traveling westbound […]

Vernal City Officer Involved Shooting

April 28, 2024

On April 27, 2024 at approximately 11:20PM officers from the Vernal City Police Department and deputies from the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance near 750 North and 400 East. As officers arrived they found Rookus R Curry, 27, at that location.  Curry engaged the officers with a gun.  The Vernal City officer […]

SR-24 Fatal Crash

October 19, 2023

Wayne County, Utah – At 6:30 AM on October 19, 2023 a tan Buick LeSabre was traveling south on SR-24 at mile post 199. The Buick crossed over the center line and struck an on coming Hyundai Santa Fe. The driver of the Buick received fatal injuries in the crash. The driver and passenger of […]

Arrest made in Trapper’s Loop Reckless Motorcyclist

June 14, 2023

Salt Lake City – (JUNE 14, 2023) On May 21, 2023, Utah Highway Patrol Troopers were working speed enforcement on SR-167 (Trapper’s Loop) in Weber County. Troopers attempted to stop a northbound blue and white-trimmed BMW S1000RR for speeding. The motorcycle was traveling in excess of 100 mph at the time of the stop. The […]

SR-6 Semi Truck Fatal Crash

June 13, 2023

Helper, Utah – On June 13, 2023, at approximately 6:39am UHP Troopers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi truck pulling double trailers on SR-6 at mile post 228. The passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound and the semi truck was traveling westbound at the same location. For an […]

SR-191 Fatal Motorcycle Crash

June 11, 2023

Price, UT- On Sunday June 11, 2023, troopers responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash on SR-191 at mile post 256 in Indian Canyon. A group of motorcycles was southbound on SR-191 approximately 11:45am. The rider of a blue Yamaha R6 motorcycle lost control and crashed into the embankment. The 40 year old male rider […]

West Haven Fatal Crash

April 5, 2023

On April 5, 2023 approximately 3:30 AM a 39 year old male was walking southbound at 1900 W Commerce Drive in West Haven. The pedestrian was struck by a privately owned snowplow. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Commerce Drive was closed for approximately three hours while troopers investigated […]

UHP Statement on I-215 W NB 700 North Crash

March 3, 2023

On March 3, 2023, just before 1:30PM a UHP trooper was stationary on the shoulder of I-215 W Northbound approximately two miles south of the 700 North off ramp.  A vehicle passed the trooper at a high rate of speed.  The trooper pulled into traffic and activated his emergency equipment and attempted to catch up to the violator. […]

I-70 Fatal Crash

November 19, 2022

Thompson Springs, Grand County, On November 18, 2022, approximately 11:14PM UHP Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash involving a Honda SUV on I-70 at mile post 192. The vehicle was reported as driving recklessly prior to the crash. The Honda left the roadway to the left, overcorrected to the right and then rolled end […]

Fatal Crash Near Moab

June 18, 2022

On Saturday June 18, 2022 at 7:30 AM a 2014 Ram1500 pickup truck was traveling southbound on SR-191 at mile post 114. At the same location a 2021 Ford F-350 pickup pulling a gooseneck horse trailer was traveling northbound. The Ram left its lane and crossed the centerline and struck the F-350. The female driver […]

Power Line Down

May 9, 2022

On May 9. 2022 approximately 4:11 AM a powerline was reportedly hanging down near Parrish Lane in Davis County. Initial reports indicate a semitruck, traveling on I-15 approaching Parrish Ln, was hauling a container struck the powerline, crashed and overturned. The truck struck the center median sending concrete debris into the northbound lanes. Multiple vehicles […]

I-80 Fatal Crash in Tooele Co.

May 7, 2022

On Saturday May 7, 2022, UHP Troopers in Tooele County responded to a single vehicle crash on I-80. Around 7:25 am a 2006 Volvo S60 was eastbound near milepost 56. The passenger vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a crash attenuator. The driver, who was the sole occupant, received fatal injuries in […]

Utah County SR-6 Fatal Crash

April 7, 2022

    At about 5:48 am a Chevy Impala was travelling Eastbound on SR-6 at about mm 154. At the same time and location a Ford F-150 was travelling Westbound. For an unknown reason the F-150 crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck the Impala head-on. The driver of the Impala was killed […]

Davis County Fatal Crash **Updated**

February 20, 2022

North Salt Lake – On February 20, 2022 approximately 7:14 Davis County dispatchers received reports of a wrong way vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lanes near 2600 South. A short time later a crash was reported near Center Street on I-15 involving multiple vehicles including one motorcycle. The wrong way vehicle, a green Chrysler, […]

Wrong Way Driver Crashes into Trooper **Updated Dash Cam Added**

February 20, 2022

Salt Lake City- This morning, February 20, 2022 about 4:18am a red SUV got on I-15 traveling southbound in the northbound lanes at 600 South. Troopers responded to the area to stop the dangerous vehicle before it could hit any other motorists. Trooper Henson located the vehicle near 4500 South in the #1 lane. The […]

Labor Day Increased Enforcement

September 3, 2021

Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of summer and our state’s “100 Deadliest Days.” And while many people are making plans for travel and a final weekend of fun before fall arrives, we’re making plans, too. Our plans include working over 115 extra shifts focusing on unsafe driving behaviors. See below for more details on […]

Tooele County Fatal Crash *Updated*

August 30, 2021

On August 30, 2021, at about 10:25pm, Tooele County Dispatch started receiving calls of a wrong way passenger vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes on I-80 near mile post 41. As UHP Troopers began responding to the area, callers reported a head-on crash at mile post 55 at 10:33 pm. The wrong way vehicle […]

SR-201 Fatal Semi Truck Crash*** Updated

August 30, 2021

West Valley City – August 30, 2021, at approximately 10:00am UHP dispatch center received two calls of a hazardous semi driving 3-5 miles per hour on SR-201 westbound at 5600 West. Shortly after, they received a call of a crash. A semi in the right lane rear-ended the other, slow driving semi. The driver of […]

Vehicle Struck by Loose Tire

June 2, 2021

PROVO-A Chevy Spark struck a loose tire northbound on I-15 near Provo Center St about 5:00PM this evening. The front passenger was struck by the tire and transported to an area hospital in critical condition. A second vehicle also struck the tire but no injuries were reported in that vehicle. Troopers are looking for help […]

Fatal Crash near Beaver on I-15

March 28, 2021

IRON COUNTY, UT – On March 28, 2021, at approximately 3:48 PM there was some tire debris in the travel lanes of I-15 just North of mile 93.  A Infiniti QX50 had slowed down because of the debris.  A Mazda CX-9 was in the process of slowing down. A Toyota Tacoma attempted to change lanes […]

Fatal Crash on SR-32 near Oakley

March 28, 2021

On March 28,2021 at approximately 1:24AM UHP Troopers responded to the scene of a single vehicle crash on SR 32 at the intersection with New Lane. A Subaru Legacy had ran off the roadway to the right where it struck an embankment. The vehicle became airborne where it then struck a large power pole before […]

Fatal Crash on SR-40 MP66

March 27, 2021

Duchesne – On March 27, 2021 approximately 3:00PM, a 1997 Jeep Cherokee with two occupants was traveling east on Sr-40, just west of milepost 66.  The driver approached a curve in the roadway, ran off the road to the right, and overcorrected to the left.  After the vehicle overcorrected left, it overcorrected right and ran […]

Fatal Crash Near Deer Creek Reservoir ***Updated***

January 1, 2021

Wasatch Co, UT – Shortly before 1:30 pm on January 1, 2021 a Honda Civic was northbound on SR-189 in a narrow area next to Deer Creek Reservoir. For an unknown reason, it drifted off the road to the right. The driver, who was the only occupant, overcorrected back to the left.  It crossed into […]

Trooper Struck by Suspected Impaired Driver

January 1, 2021

Riverdale, UT- On January 1, 2021, about 6:30am Trooper Brandon Mortensen was in his marked UHP patrol car on the shoulder of I-15 northbound near milepost 340 conducting speed enforcement. A Honda Civic drifted out of its lane and struck the left rear of Mortensen’s patrol car. Mortensen was transported by ambulance to an area […]

Park City Fatal Crash **Updated with Victim’s Name**

December 30, 2020

On 12/30/2020, at approximately 0730 hours, a gray Mazda3 (vehicle no.1) was traveling northbound on SR-224 (Marsac Ave.) in the area of milepost 3.  A tan Nissan Frontier (vehicle no.2) and a silver Toyota Tacoma (vehicle no.3) were traveling southbound in the same area.  Vehicle no.1 left its travel lane. The driver side of vehicle […]

Juab County Pursuit

December 30, 2020

Nephi, UT- Shortly after 6pm on December 29, 2020, Utah Highway Patrol Troopers stopped a black SUV northbound I-15 near mile post 220, just south of Nephi, for speeding and obscured license plate. During the course of the stop troopers became suspicious of criminal drug activity. The suspect vehicle fled from the troopers at over […]

Volunteer Victim Advocates Needed

July 10, 2018

Are you a compassionate person who is interested in helping your community by assisting individuals who have been a victim or witness to a crime? Do you want to learn more about law enforcement and the criminal justice system? The Utah Department of Public Safety is seeking volunteers for the Victim Services Volunteer Program. As […]

DPS Agents are Searching for a Man Who Violently Attacked a Woman on I-80

July 13, 2017

The Department of Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) needs help finding a male who violently assaulted a woman on I-80 last night. At about 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12 a woman was violently assaulted on eastbound I-80 near the Lambs Canyon exit in Parleys Canyon. The man attempted to hold the woman […]

Phone Scam Targeting Driver License Customers

September 1, 2016

Please be advised that the Utah Driver License Division will never call asking for payment or private information.  All notifications are done through the mail. The Department of Public Safety’s Driver License Division is continuing to hear from citizens who have received unsolicited calls from individuals claiming to be an administrator from the Driver License […]