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Wasatch County Fatal Crash.

Tuesday February 7, 2023

On Tuesday, February 7, 2022, at approximately 10:55 am, a white Ford F150 was traveling eastbound on US-40 at the intersection of SR-32 / River Road (SR 40 milepost 13). The traffic light was red. According to witnesses at the scene, the driver of the Ford F150 appeared to have lost consciousness before traveling head-on into a stopped Dodge Ram pickup waiting at the red light in the westbound travel lanes. The Dodge Ram was then pushed into a black BMW who was also stopped at the light. The BMW was then pushed into another truck waiting at the light. The 68-year-old male driver of the Ford F150 was pronounced deceased shortly after the collision. A medical episode is being investigated as a possible contributor to the crash. SR 40 was closed in both directions for approximately  30-45 minutes. One lane of travel was created in both directions and opened to clear traffic congestion, while four lanes of travel were closed for the investigation and recovery of the vehicles involved. All lanes of travel were opened at 13:45 hours.

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Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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