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Wasatch County Fatal Crash US 189 Mile Post 20. (Updated)

Sunday October 1, 2023

On October 1, 2023, at approximately 12:04 PM, a Ford pickup truck pulling a camper trailer was traveling northbound on SR 189 near milepost 20. A tractor trailer carrying swiss cheese was traveling southbound in the same location. For an unknown reason the Ford traveled into southbound lanes. The Ford struck the front passenger side of the tractor trailer. The Ford continued past the tractor trailer and off the roadway where it caught fire. The driver of the Ford suffered fatal injuries in the fire. The driver of the tractor trailer received minor injuries.

Ford F-150 Driver (Fatal): John Friel, Age: 77, From: Herriman, UT



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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