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Summit County sheriff deputy stops a wrong-way driver head-on

Jul 9, 2024, 6:03 PM | Updated: 6:09 pm

Dash cam footage from right before the Summit County deputy stopped a wrong-way driver....

Dash cam footage from right before the Summit County deputy stopped a wrong-way driver. (Summit County Sheriff's Office)

(Summit County Sheriff's Office)

SUMMIT COUNTY — A Summit County patrol deputy stopped a wrong-way driver by directly crashing into them early Tuesday morning. 

Listen to UHP’s Sgt. Cameron Roden discuss this incident on Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News. 

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said shortly before 6:55 a.m., a pickup truck was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of US 40, around mile marker 15. 

Summit county deputies traveled to that area, trying to locate the wrong-way driver, according to a Summit County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

Related: New road rage law aims to curb future incidents

A deputy saw the wrong-way driver, traveling westbound in the left lane of the eastbound travel lane. The deputy intercepted the driver by putting his own car into the path of the truck. The head-on crash stopped the wrong-way driver. 

Watch dash cam footage of the collision here. 

The deputy was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, and has since been released. 

The wrong-way driver reportedly sustained no injuries. 

Utah Highway Patrol is currently handling this incident’s investigation. 

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Summit County sheriff deputy stops a wrong-way driver head-on