UPDATE: 2/8/23 11:20 AM
WASATCH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – New details have been released by the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) on the four-vehicle crash just north of Heber City that left one person deceased Tuesday.
Shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, a white Ford F-150 was heading eastbound on US-40 at the intersection of SR-32/River Road, milepost 13.
The traffic light was reportedly red at the time, and according to witnesses at the scene, the driver of the F-150 “appeared to have lost consciousness” before crashing head-on into a stopped Dodge Ram pickup waiting at the light in the westbound lanes.
As a result, the Dodge Ram was reportedly pushed into a black BMW that was also stopped at the light, which was then pushed into another truck waiting at the light.
DPS states the 68-year-old man driving the Ford F-150 was pronounced dead shortly after the collision.
“A medical episode is being investigated as a possible contributor to the crash,” DPS states.
US-40 was reportedly closed in both directions for around 30-45 minutes.
No further information is available at this time.
ORIGINAL STORY: 2/7/23 12:08 PM
WASATCH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A four-vehicle crash on US-40 has left one person dead Tuesday, Feb. 7, according to Utah Highway Patrol.
Sgt. Cameron Roden, UHP, says the accident happened on US-40 near the intersection with SR-32, just a couple miles north of Heber City.
Both directions of the highway have reportedly been closed due to the crash. Crews estimate the eastbound lanes to be closed for about one hour while westbound lanes will likely be closed for two to three hours.
The four-vehicle crash left one deceased, Roden states. Another person was reportedly injured but not severely.
More details on this story will be provided as they become available.