POLICE

DWR officer avoids serious injury after collision in Provo Canyon

Jan 8, 2022, 2:44 PM | Updated: 4:19 pm
An officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources was not hurt Saturday morning after his tru...
An officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources was not hurt Saturday morning after his truck was hit by oncoming traffic on US-189 in Provo Canyon. Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol

PROVO, Utah — An officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) was not seriously hurt Saturday morning following a collision on US-189 in Provo Canyon.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the incident happened at milepost 13 on icy and slick roads. The officer was outside his truck when it was struck by oncoming traffic.

The DWR reports that its officer was not hit. Rather, the officer was able to jump over the guard rail before the collision between the two vehicles. The officer was suffered minor injuries. He had been out of his vehicle assisting a member of the UHP.

The accident caused temporary closures of the US-189 in both directions.

The UHP would like to remind all drivers the importance of slowing down in wet conditions. The DWR is asking motorists to be considerate of those working on the side of the road.

 

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