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Child injured after fatal crash on US-189 near Heber City

Aug 1, 2021, 5:17 PM | Updated: 5:23 pm
August 1, 2021: One man died and at least one other person was injured after a head-on collision ne...
August 1, 2021: One man died and at least one other person was injured after a head-on collision near the Heber City airport on US 189 on Sunday. Photo credit: Joe Davis

HEBER, Utah — A child was injured and a man was killed Sunday afternoon after a head-on collision on US-189 near 3000 South in Heber.

Utah Highway Patrol Corporal Michael Gordon said they received a call for help around 3:30 p.m. 

When they arrived on the scene, Gordon said that one person involved in the accident had died.

That man was driving southbound on US 189 in a pickup truck.

“For an unknown reason he crossed over into the northbound lanes of travel and struck another vehicle head-on,” Gordon told KSL.

Joe Davis, who is an employee of KSL Newsradio, witnessed the crash. He said that the wrong-way driver sideswiped another truck and then continued.”

“The truck that had crossed the median continued after he’d hit that truck and went further across the median and impacted a Volvo SUV with a woman and a child in it, a little boy.”

Davis said the impact carried the Volvo into a fence, and that all of the airbags had deployed. 

The child was transported by medical helicopter Davis said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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