SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah ( News4Utah) – A woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after hitting a cow and a calf moose on SR-40 in Summit County Saturday night.
Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 11:20 p.m. when the driver of a red Pontiac Bonneville was traveling east on SR-40 near Daniel’s Canyon.
The driver of the Bonneville, a 47-year-old woman, hit a cow and calf moose that was standing in the roadway. The collision caused severe damage to the front end and roof of the Pontiac.
The woman was unresponsive when medical personnel and police arrived. She was flown by LifeFlight to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. During the investigation, witnesses told troopers they observed the vehicle driving recklessly and at high rate of speed prior to the crash.
Troopers suspect impairment and is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash.
As of Sunday morning, the driver is still unconscious and in critical condition. She has multiple internal injuries, including bleeding on the brain.
An update will be provided as more information becomes available.