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Monday December 17, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT

Family’s Story Shows Seat Belts Can Make a Life-Saving Difference

Highway Safety
Protecting Utah
November 13, 2018

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Troopers and Officers to reward Nebo School District Students who buckle up with candy canes – Media Advisory

December 12, 2018

Click-it for a Candy Cane To spread holiday cheer and encourage teen drivers to buckle up, Troopers and Officers will be rewarding those that buckle up with candy canes. WHAT: Troopers, local agencies and Nebo School District Student Body Officers alongside school staff will be reminding students about the importance of wearing seat belts over the […]

SR-40 injury crash involving a semi tanker

December 11, 2018

At about 9:00 AM, a grey 2006 Mercedes Benz was westbound on SR-40 going up a grade near milepost 11 in the right lane in Heber City. There was a slower moving semi tanker in the right lane ahead. The driver of the Mercedes failed to slow or change lanes and impacted with the rear […]

One person injured after rock falls from mountainside causing a five car crash

December 6, 2018

At about 6:00 AM, a car was northbound on SR-189 near milepost 23. There was a large rock in the roadway that came off the mountainside. The car attempted to stop but hit the rock. The car behind that stopped, but then several others crashed into the rear of those vehicles. It ended up being […]

Lewiston crash involving a school bus turns fatal.

November 26, 2018

A 2012 Toyota Corolla struck the left rear portion of a 2019 Bluebird School Bus with it’s right front. This collision occurred on SR-61 westbound near milepost 4 (1875 West Center) Lewiston, Utah. Not one of the school bus’s 32 elementary school aged occupants were transported to a medical facility. However, two kids were checked […]

Utah State Capitol CCTV video of an alleged altercation on October 3rd, 2018

November 21, 2018

Use the following link to download the video: State Capitol CCTV Video

I-80 Semi fire at MM 181

November 21, 2018

On November 21, 2018 at approximately 1317 hours a semi truck hauling Wal-Mart products was traveling west on Interstate 80 near mile post 181. The driver pulled to the right shoulder of the roadway after he smelled smoke. The truck and trailer then caught fire and became fully engulfed. The fire spread across the roadway […]

Injury/property damage crash involving a Jeep liberty and dump truck in Kamas

November 20, 2018

On November 20, 2018 at 4:27pm a blue 2004 Jeep Liberty was traveling westbound on 100 South in Kamas, Utah. As the female driver of the Jeep approached the intersection of 100 South and State Road 32, the driver failed to stop for a stop sign at that intersection. The female driver of the jeep […]

Early morning wrong way vehicle crash on I-15 at 5300 South

November 20, 2018

On 11/20/2018, at 0221 hours, UHP dispatch broadcast a head on collision between two vehicles on southbound I-15 near 5300 South. While Troopers were responding to the accident, dispatch reported a caller stated one vehicle was traveling wrong way going northbound in southbound lanes. As Troopers arrived on scene, a gray Toyota SUV with heavy […]

Halloween DUI Enforcement

October 26, 2018

With Halloween right around the corner and the World Series in full swing, some things you might see this weekend are witches, ghosts, ninjas, scary clowns, and Dodgers and Red Sox fans. One thing you will definitely see this weekend is extra police officers working DUI patrols. To help make sure everyone gets home safely, […]

October 20th crash on SR-40 at MM 32 turns fatal

October 23, 2018

On October 20th 2018, at about 12:40 AM, a black Ford Explorer was westbound on SR-40 near milepost 32.  A silver Audi was eastbound in the same area.  The Explorer left the road to the right, over-corrected to the left and went into oncoming lanes. It impacted nearly head on with the Audi.  The male […]

Updates on fatal crash involving dump truck on U.S. Hwy 40 near Jordanelle Reservoir

October 22, 2018

On 10/19/2018, at 11:56 am, a dump truck was traveling westbound on SR 40 near milepost 10. Due to possible impairment of drugs and alcohol, the driver of the dump truck crossed the median and vaulted over the cable barrier. A 2002 Dodge Ram pickup occupied by six adults was traveling eastbound when the dump […]

Two Women Wanted for Questioning in the Deaths of Two Idaho Infants Arrested in Box Elder County

October 18, 2018

     On October 18th, 2018, at around noon, Utah Highway Patrol Troopers received word that Detectives in Cache County had located two individuals in a silver Chevrolet Cruze (Haley Miller and Sylvia Tapia) both wanted for questioning in a Twin Falls, Idaho death investigation. The individuals had been previously flagged by Utah’s Statewide Information […]

Fatal Crash on SR-18 MM 23

October 16, 2018

A red Chevy S-10 was northbound on SR-18 at milepost 23 and a gray Pontiac passenger car was southbound at the same location. For an unknown reason, the Chevy S-10 crossed the center line, into the southbound travel lane. The female driver of the Pontiac Steered left, into the northbound lane, in an effort to […]

I-15 SB Ramp to EB I-80 Closed Due to Semi Fire

October 10, 2018

A tractor trailer hauling frozen food was southbound on I-15 connecting eastbound I-80. The driver lost control, the tractor trailer impacted the right cement barrier and caught on fire. The driver and co-driver were able to exit the tractor before it became fully engulfed in flames. The tractor is a total loss. Eastbound I-80 at […]

Fatal Crash on SR-6 MM 194

October 4, 2018

Approximately 0710 hours, today’s date, a white passenger car was traveling westbound on SR-6 near milepost 195. Light rain was in the area at the time, but likely heavier rain had fallen as roads were wet and some standing water was present. Two vehicles were eastbound at the same location as the white passenger car […]

2018 Click It or Ticket Campaign Kick Off

May 14, 2018

For Immediate Release: Saved by the belt – Family shares life-saving story to kick off annual Click It or Ticket Enforcement Utah joins border-to-border seat belt enforcement held May 21 – June 3 WHAT: Though Maia Florence had to push pause on her soccer career, she is feeling lucky to be alive. To kick off […]

Sunny Skies and Speed Can Be a Dangerous Combination

April 25, 2018

UHP conducting increased speed enforcement as 100 deadliest days of summer approaches. WHAT: It was just last week that we saw some snow here in Utah, but the Utah Highway Patrol is already setting its sights on summer. The start of the 100 deadliest days of summer is just a month away, and UHP is getting […]

UHP and UDOT Provide Safe Winter Driving Tips

December 20, 2017

Weather Forecast Looks Somewhat Frightful, UHP & UDOT Hope Safe Winter Driving Tips Can Keep Holiday Travel Delightful Conditions could make for challenging commute on Thursday, frigid temps for holiday travel WHAT:  Media availability to discuss upcoming winter driving conditions and holiday travel. As we head into the long holiday weekend, the Utah Highway Patrol […]

News release – Utah Fire Agencies Plan to Deploy to Fight California Wildfires

December 6, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of firefighters from various Utah fire agencies are deploying to Southern California to help with firefighting in some of the recent devastating fires. The personnel are deploying under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), a system of state-to-state mutual aid. Their deployment is expected to last 14 days. Northern Utah […]

Halloween Pedestrian Safety Event

October 30, 2017

Walking Kids to School – One Huge Sign at a Time On Halloween, special signs will help escort students across a high-traffic intersection WHAT: It’s Halloween, and that means kids will be out trick-or-treating, increasing the risk they could be injured by a motor vehicle. To help remind drivers to be extra vigilant for pedestrians, […]

Halloween DUI Enforcement Media Advisory

October 25, 2017

This Weekend Will Include Many Halloween Parties as Well as Extra DUI Patrols Officers will be working DUI overtime shifts statewide to help keep Halloween revelers safe WHAT: Media Availability for Halloween DUI Enforcement Over the weekend and through next Tuesday, you’ll see everything from superheroes to scary clowns as Utahns celebrate Halloween. You’ll also […]

State Employees to Deploy to Florida for Irma Recovery

September 20, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Three State of Utah employees are headed to Florida to help with a human and animal services mission there in response to Hurricane Irma. They will be available to the media for an hour for one-on-one interviews to discuss what their mission and expertise and how they have prepared to deploy […]

MEDIA ALERT: Illegal Drug Findings and Public Warning May 10 at 9:00 a.m.

May 8, 2017

For Immediate Release May 8, 2017   MEDIA ALERT:   Illegal Drug Findings & Public Warning May 10 at 9:00 a.m. What:  The Utah Department of Public Safety issues a “special hazard warning” to the public about new trends in street drugs across Utah. The crime laboratory has identified a single tablet that appears to be illicitly manufactured […]

DPS Helicopter Crew and Sheriffs Accidentally Save Stranded Family of 4

April 3, 2017

During a search and rescue call for a missing kayaker, the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) helicopter crew and a deputy from Garfield County came across a family of 4 who was stranded along the Escalante River. As the air crew searched the Escalante River for the missing kayaker, they noticed a group on the […]

St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness Media Event

March 17, 2017

It’s a big weekend in Salt Lake City – St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness! St. Patrick’s Day brings many people to their favorite pub for a pint, while the NCAA tournament brings sports fans to their favorite bar to cheer on their alma mater or to Vivint Home Arena where first and second round […]