Update: 1 dead after crash on SR-6 near mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon

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SPANISH FORK CANYON, Utah, Jan. 5, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is dead after a crash on State Route 6 near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon Wednesday morning.

“Preliminary reports of a fatal crash that has occurred on SR-6 at mile post 181,” said a statement from Utah Highway Patrol. “It appears to be a semi and a car involved and it is blocking all of SR-6.”

UHP later amended the statement, saying the crash in the area of Covered Bridge (milepost 181) happened as “a Toyota Prius was westbound when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the double yellow into the eastbound lane and struck a Ford Utility truck and trailer head-on. (This is a correction, no semi was involved).”

The 19 year-old male driver of the Toyota was killed in the collision, UHP said.

The driver of the Ford, who was alone in the truck, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Eastbound and Westbound traffic was closed in the area for over 2 hours during the investigation, UHP said.


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