UPDATE: Two victims identified in fatal head-on semi-truck crash in Grand County

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(Courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol)

Thursday 12/16/21 6:27 a.m.

GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – The two victims of a fatal head-on semi-truck collision have been identified.

Utah Highway Patrol says the victims are 54-year-old Bertram Frink from Salt Lake City and 54-year-old Clark Hatch from Koosharem.

UHP says the deadly crash happened along SR-191 on Tuesday when one truck drifted across the center line, going into southbound traffic. A truck traveling in the opposite lane was unable to avoid the drifting truck and crashed into it head-on.

Frink was killed on impact and Hatch was being treated at the scene, but died before a medical helicopter could arrive.

Gusty winds at the time of the crash created major driving hazards for large vehicles. Roads were fully blocked for several hours as crews cleared the scene. Authorities are still investigating the crash at this time.

TUESDAY 12/14/21 11:51 a.m.

GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – All roads along SR-191 have now reopened after a fatal semi-truck crash shut down the roads on Tuesday morning.

The head-on collision left two people dead. The cause of the crash is not yet known at this time. Utah Highway Patrol is still investigating the situation.

Authorities are asking drivers to take caution as gusty winds create driving hazards along the roads this week.

Two killed in head-on semi-truck collision in Grand County

TUESDAY 12/14/21 7:22 a.m.

GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A serious head-on crash involving two semi-trucks has left two people dead on Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol says the two semi-trucks were traveling in opposite directions when they crashed into each other in head-on collision.

UHP says the crash happened along SR-191 near milepost 154 which is about four miles south of I-70 in Grand County. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time and is still being investigated.

Roads in the area are completely closed with no word yet of a reopening time.

ABC4 will update this story as more information becomes available.

Original Story: Semi-truck crash blocking Grand County highway, crews on scene

TUESDAY 12/14/21 7:22 a.m.

GRAND COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A serious crash involving two semi-trucks is blocking a highway in both directions on Tuesday morning.

The Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) says the crash happened along SR-191 near milepost 154 which is about four miles south of I-70 in Grand County.

UHP says two semi-trucks are involved in the crash. The drivers’ conditions are not known at this time.

The crash is currently blocking the road in both directions — northbound and southbound, says UHP. The estimated closure time is around 30 minutes, but that could change. Please be advised if you are traveling in the area and take an alternate route if possible.

When the crash is cleared, one lane will be reopened and crews will be alternating traffic.

ABC4 will update this story if more information becomes available.

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