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Highland Drive open after closing for hours due to fatal crash involving Coke truck

Jul 5, 2022, 8:30 AM | Updated: 10:36 am
Picture taken from UDOT cameras of the closure of Highland Drive at 4500 South. Photo credit: Utah Department of Transportation.

Update 10:36 a.m. — Highland Drive between 4500 and 4600 South was reopened around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Our previous coverage:

HOLLADAY, Utah — An early morning crash on Highland Drive resulted in the death of a 74-year-old woman at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Unified Police said a Honda Accord driving south on Highland hit a Coca-Cola semi-truck that was pulling out of a parking lot near 4600 South.  The car went completely under the semi, ripping off the top of the car and killing the driver.

Officers said the driver of the Coke semi-truck stayed on the scene and is cooperating with authorities.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Highland Drive is expected to remain closed between 4500 and 4600 South until around 9:30 a.m.

Related: Fire officials say aerial firework caused brush fire in Saratoga Springs

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Highland Drive open after closing for hours due to fatal crash involving Coke truck