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Fatal crash on US 40 leaves two dead

Nov 24, 2023, 8:10 PM | Updated: May 30, 2024, 12:34 pm

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A Utah Highway Patrol Trooper has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his daughter's friend. (Utah Highway Patrol)

(Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY — Two are dead and one is in critical condition following a crash on Highway 40 near Soldier Creek. The highway is closed to one lane for alternating traffic. 

Around 4:30 p.m. a 911 call was made for an accident involving a Dodge Pickup and a Honda Accord. 

Trooper Luis Silva with Utah Highway Patrol told KSL NewsRadio the pickup truck was traveling eastbound at mile marker 47, lost control and crossed into the westbound lanes. 

A Honda Accord, traveling eastbound, crashed into the pickup

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Fatal crash on US 40 leaves two dead