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Tooele County Fatal Crash (Updated 3/3/22)

Thursday March 3, 2022

On Thursday March 3, 2022, at about 8:22 am, a single unit heavy truck was traveling southbound on SR-196 near milepost 3. For a reason yet to be determined, the truck went off the right side of the road then overcorrected back to the left. The truck went off the left side of the road and rolled multiple times. A medical helicopter responded but the 31 year old male driver died at the scene. Investigators are currently trying to determine what factors contributed to the crash.

I-80 was closed for about 45 minutes while the helicopter was on scene. The Northbound lane was closed for about 3 hours during the investigation.

Driver (fatal): Alphanzo Townsend Age: 31 From: West Valley City, UT



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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