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Fatal crash on SR-100 at MM 8 near Fillmore

Monday March 30, 2020

DPS Incident Notification 7819 (Crash – Fatal / Supplemental Information / Sent: 03-30-2020 15:33)

Section: 14 // District: B

Date: 03-30-2020

Time: 12:00

Location: SR-100

Mile Post: 8

Travel Direction: East

Inv. Agency: UHP

Initial Description:
At approximately 1200 hours today, on SR-100 west of Fillmore, a landowner was burning stubble from a field adjacent to the highway. The flames and smoke were very intense and blowing across the roadway, greatly reducing visibility. A 2003 Buick Century and 2008 Ford pickup entered the area of low visibility at approximately the same time. In the midst of the smoke, the driver of the Buick Century crossed the center-line into the opposing lane and struck the Ford pickup head on. The driver of the Buick Century suffered fatal injuries. His passenger suffered critical injuries and was flown by helicopter to a Wasatch Front area hospital. The driver of the Ford pickup was seriously injured and also flown to a trauma center. The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours for the investigation.

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Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety
JDOUGHERTY@UTAH.GOV

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