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Two in serious but stable condition following crash in Sardine Canyon

Friday March 22, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 6930 (Crash – Other / Initial Information / Sent: 03-22-2019 12:46)

Section: 1 // District: 0

Date: 03-22-2019

Time: 08:59

Location: SR-91

Mile Post: 10

Travel Direction: North

Inv. Agency: Utah Highway Patrol

Initial Description:
A blue 2011 Subaru Impreza (initial reports to the PIO was that it was a Nissan Sentra) being driven by a 19 year old female was traveling southbound on SR-91 near the summit of Sardine Canyon near milepost 10. A black 2004 GMC Yukon SUV was being driven by 45 year old male was traveling northbound in the no.1 of two lanes on SR-91 near milepost 10. According to witnesses, The driver of the Subaru was traveling at a speed above the posted speed limit of 65 mph on slushy roads in the no.1 of two lanes southbound. As the Subaru came into the curve at the summit she drifted toward the median and started to spin and slide across the median area into the no.1 lane northbound where vehicle it was stuck on the passenger side by the northbound Yukon. The Subaru came to rest facing southbound in the no.1 northbound lane and the Yukon came to rest facing west in the northbound emergency lane.The driver of the Yukon was wearing a seatbelt and had to be extricated. During his extrication, all northbound lanes were blocked and northbound SR-91 was closed for about 45 minutes from 09:10 until 10:00 p.m. The female driver of the Subaru was taken to Brigham City Community Hospital and transferred to Ogden Regional in serious but stable condition. She was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown into the back seat during the crash. The entire roadway was re-opened by 11:00 a.m.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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