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Spanish Fork Canyon Double Fatal

Monday June 26, 2023

On Sunday, June 25, 2023, at approximately 3:14 pm, Troopers in Utah County were dispatched to a crash involving three vehicles near milepost 184 on SR-6. A black Chevy Cruze car was traveling westbound on SR-6 near the Diamond Fork turn-off when it left the travel lane to the left and collided with a silver Hyundai Elantra that was stationary in the continuous left turn lane traveling Eastbound (preparing to turn North toward Diamond Fork). After the initial collision, the Chevy spun sideways into the Eastbound lanes, where a white Toyota Venza SUV struck it in the driver’s side. The secondary collision caused the Chevy to rotate over the guardrail on the South side of the roadway. The Chevy Cruze came to rest a short distance down the embankment.

The two occupants in the Chevy Cruze, a 24-year-old male driver, and a 16-year-old male passenger, died from fatal injuries sustained in the crash. The single occupant of the Toyota was transported via ambulance in serious condition. The driver and front passenger of the Hyundai were checked by medical but were not transported. The rear passenger in the Hyundai was transported in Fair condition via ambulance.

US 6 was closed in both directions for about 90 minutes. The westbound lanes were then reopened, and traffic was alternated through the scene. US 6 was fully reopened after about 3.5 hours.

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Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
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