BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Utah Highway Patrol said the man who died in the Box Elder County head-on collision early Tuesday morning was a 38-year-old man. A 24-year-old year man driving the semi-truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Police said the 38-year-old man was driving a 2015 Chevy pickup, heading westbound on SR-30 near milepost 99 when he crossed over the center line and into the eastbound lanes. The pickup hit a 2020 Kenworth Semi-truck pulling a single trailer head-on, killing the 38-year-old on impact.
Police said SR-30 was shut down in both directions until about 5:30 a.m. when one lane was opened for eastbound and westbound traffic.
Police say the crash is currently under investigation as police work to identify what caused the driver to cross into oncoming traffic.
ORIGINAL STORY: One dead after fatal head-on collision between truck and semi
Tuesday, December 20 // 7:43 a.m.
BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A driver has died as part of a fatal head-on collision between a pick-up truck and a semi-truck in Box Elder County on Tuesday morning, Dec. 20.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cameron Roden told ABC4 the crash occurred around 1 a.m. on SR-30. Roden said a pick-up truck was heading Westbound when it crossed over into the eastbound lanes. The pick-up truck collided head-on with a semi-truck traveling eastbound.
The driver of the pick-up truck was reportedly killed on impact.
Sgt. Roden said the area of SR-30 will be shutdown for “several hours” going in both directions.
The cause of the incident has not been reported.
No other information has been provided at this time.