Semi-truck involved crash on US-6 results in one death
SPANISH FORK, Utah — A crash on US-6 Wednesday reportedly resulted in one death. The fatal accident involved a semi-truck and a car.
On Wednesday morning, a crash took place near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon on US Route 6. Utah Highway Patrol reported the accident involved a semi-truck and a passenger car.
Serious crash: SR-6 at milepost 181 near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. Serious injuries are being reported. Both directions of travel are closed. Estimated closure time is 1 to 2 hours. pic.twitter.com/7OPLQpDR9N
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) January 5, 2022
The crash reportedly resulted in one fatality and left two others injured. However, officials stated these injuries were non-life threatening. As first responders and officials tended to the scene of the accident, the area closed to traffic.
UDOT reported that US-6 at milepost 181 was blocked, preventing travel in both directions. They warned travelers of lengthy delays.
Driver Alert: There is a crash in US-6 in Spanish Fork Canyon at MP 181 (approximately 5 miles E of Spanish Fork) that is blocking all lanes of travel. Expect delays through the area. Check the UDOT Traffic App or @waze for updates. @UDOTRegionthree @UtahTrucking @UtahDOT
— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) January 5, 2022
By 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the Canyon partially reopened with only a right eastbound lane still blocked.
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