KANE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol responded to a head-on crash in Kane County, Tuesday.
The crash happened on Highway 89 at milepost 101 when troopers say a 2020 Lexus traveling southbound crossed over the center line into the northbound lane of travel.
A 2021 Toyota Highlander was also traveling northbound in the same area, saw the Lexus in its lane of travel, and attempted to steer to the left into the southbound lane of travel to avoid a crash.
The southbound Lexus corrected back to the southbound lane and both vehicles crashed head-on.
Troopers say both vehicles came to rest on their tires facing to the west, blocking the southbound lane.
After the crash, both vehicles caught fire and both became fully engulfed.
All occupants from both vehicles were able to exit the vehicles before they caught fire.
A 38-year-old female from the northbound Toyota was taken to a local area hospital by air ambulance in critical condition. A 40-year-old man and two adolescent children from the Toyota were transported by ground ambulance to the hospital in serious condition.
The 73-year-old male driver of the Lexus and 73-year-old female passenger were also transported by ground ambulance to the hospital in serious condition.
Hwy 89 was closed in both directions for about an hour and forty minutes.
All occupants were wearing seat belts and there is no evidence of impairment for either driver, according to troopers.
ABC4 will update the story with more information as it becomes available.