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Tuesday October 15, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT

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Details on the fatal crash at SR-147 MM 3

Monday October 7, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7485 (Crash – Fatal / Supplemental Information / Sent: 10-07-2019 21:08)

Section: 6

Date: 10-07-2019

Time: 17:15

Location: 8033 S 5600 W: SR147

Mile Post: 3.5

Travel Direction: North

Inv. Agency: Utah Highway Patrol

Initial Description:
A 1975 blue Ford F25 and a 2004 white Chevy Silverado were both traveling northbound on SR-147. Each vehicle contained a driver and a passenger. The driver of the Chevy passed the driver of Ford. The driver of the Chevy pulled up alongside of the driver of the Ford. Witness stated there appeared to be a mutual racing type occurrence between the two vehicles. While exhibiting speed, a side swipe crash occurred. The driver of the Ford drove off the left side of roadway, over corrected, went off the road to the right, and rolled over. The driver of of the Ford, Eric E Blackham, age 18, of Provo, was ejected and was deceased on scene. A juvenile passenger in the Ford was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The occupants of the Chevy were not injured. All of those involved were 18 years old or younger.

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Marissa Cote
Public Relations Director
Department of Public Safety
MCOTE@UTAH.GOV

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