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Snowmobile driver killed in Wasatch County Crash

Tuesday January 16, 2024

On Sunday, January 14, 2023, at approximately 8:40 pm, a group of snowmobilers had parked in the Chicken Creek parking area, unloaded machines, and were attempting to recover a snowmobile near Strawberry Reservoir that was having mechanical issues.  As they attempted to cross SR-40 from the parking lot, a double tank crude hauler semi was traveling eastbound in the area.  As the snowmobile was trying to accelerate across the roadway it made contact with the pup trailer.  The snowmobile driver sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.  SR-40 was closed for about 3 hours for the investigation.  The impact to traffic was very minimal, given the road conditions and storm warnings. 

Snowmobile driver (Fatal): Christopher  P Brown Age: 44 From: Farmington, UT

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Department of Public Safety
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