WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — One person was killed and several others were injured after a crash on the highway adjacent to Deer Creek Reservoir in Wasatch County on Friday afternoon.
Lt. Nick Street with the Utah Department of Public Safety said a northbound Honda Civic drifted off the road to the right, overcorrected, crossed into oncoming traffic and sideswiping a Subaru Cross Trek which was traveling south.
Street said that the impact “spun the Civic” and caused it to be hit by another southbound vehicle, a Toyota minivan.
It was the 17-year-old driver of the Honda Civic that died on the scene.
Those in the Subaru were uninjured, and those in the Toyota minivan received non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals.
The Utah Department of Transportation first alerted drivers that US-189 was closed in both directions south of Charleston Rd. due to the crash.
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) January 1, 2021
As more information became available, the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) reported it was a fatal crash.
UHP Troopers are on scene of a fatal crash on SR-189 MP 24 near Deer Creek Reservoir. Three vehicles are involved. SR-189 will be closed for a few hours while the investigation takes place.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) January 1, 2021
US-189 was closed in both directions for about 3 hours.
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