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Increase in Spear-Phishing Attempts in Utah

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July 30, 2018

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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 […]