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Head-on crash on US-189 near Wallsburg

Tuesday February 18, 2020

DPS Incident Notification 7751 (Crash – Other / Initial Information / Sent: 02-18-2020 15:16)

Section: 7 // District: C

Date: 02-18-2020

Time: 12:40

Location: US-189

Mile Post: 20

Travel Direction: North

Inv. Agency: Utah Highway Patrol

Initial Description:
On February 18, 2020 at approximately 1240 hours a silver 2004 Toyota Corolla was traveling south on SR-189 near mile post 20. The driver of the Corolla crossed over the center turn lane and into the northbound lanes of US-189. A green 2000 Ford F250 was traveling north on US-189 in the left lane. The Ford moved to the left to avoid the collision but was hit on the front driver side by front driver side of the Corolla. The Corolla was pushed backward and came to rest in the center turn lane. The Ford ran off the right side of the road and came to rest on the shoulder. The driver of the Corolla was extricated by fire personnel and flown by air ambulance. The driver of the Ford was partially ejected and was also flown by air ambulance. Troopers are investigating why the driver of the Corolla crossed over the highway’s center turn lane.



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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