UPDATE: Troopers ID victim in deadly crash on I-84 in Morgan County

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Witnesses, emergency vehicles and Utah Highway Patrol at the scene of a deadly crash on I-84 in Morgan County, Friday, July 17, 2020. (Photograph: Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety)

UPDATE (7/18/2020) – Utah Highway Patrol identified the person killed in a crash on Interstate 84 in Morgan County Friday.

Utah Highway Patrol said in an update to the investigation that 92-year-old Gladys Vause of Morgan, Utah died on scene as a result of her injuries.

Vause was in a Mercury passenger car when, according to Troopers, the driver of a BMW crashed into the Mercury head-on at a high rate of speed.

According to witnesses and Utah Highway Patrol, the driver of the BMW veered quickly to the left and went through the cable barrier in the median before colliding head-on with the Mercury passenger car.

Utah Highway Patrol also released photographs showing the damage to the Mercury.

Troopers said they were looking into the possibility of impairment and excessive speed as contributing factors to the deadly crash.  

Emergency crews diverted traffic on Westbound I-84 for about 4 hours for the investigation.


MORGAN COUNTY (ABC4 News) – A fatal accident reported in Morgan County on westbound I-84. The accident happened around 7 pm and blocked traffic.

According to UHP Trooper Michael Gordon, the location of the accident is WB I-84 at mile marker 95

A male driver of a convertible driving eastbound crossed the median into westbound lanes. An eastbound driver struck the westbound car almost head-on. The passenger in the westbound vehicle died on the scene. No one else transported to the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation and ABC4 News will update the information as more comes out from the investigation.

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