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Rockfall causes multiple crashes on SR-189

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WASATCH COUNTY (ABC4 News) – One person was injured Thursday morning after troopers said a rockfall caused a five-car crash.

It happened around 6 a.m. as a car was traveling northbound on SR-189 near milepost 23.

Utah Highway Patrol said there was a large rock in the roadway that came off the mountainside.

The car attempted to stop but hit the rock. The car behind that stopped, but then several others crashed into the rear of those vehicles.

In total, five cars were involved in the crash. Another crash occurred a couple miles away involving a single vehicle crashing into a guardrail.

Out of all the crashes, troopers said, one person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed in both directions for about two hours until the wreckers could clear the vehicles.

The road where the crash occurred was very narrow with a rock cliff wall on one side and guardrail on the other. It was on a blind curve due to the rock wall, and it was slick at the time. The road was opened about 8 a.m.

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