2 killed when car veers into oncoming traffic west of Utah Lake

Two people were killed in a collision west of Utah Lake. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, May 29, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people were killed when a car veered into oncoming traffic Saturday on State Route 68 west of Utah Lake.

Police say a Hyundai Elantra was traveling south on SR-68 in Utah County near the ghost town of Mosida at mile marker 12 at 1:34 p.m. when it veered off the road, then overcorrected into the northbound travel lane. The passenger side of the Hyundai was then T-boned by a Jeep Grand Cherokee, according to a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol and Utah Department of Public Safety.

A “young male passenger” in the Hyundai was killed in the crash, police said. Paramedics attempted life-saving measures on the female driver of the Hyundai before she died from her injuries, according to DPS.

The names and ages of the two people killed were not immediately released.

“Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor to the crash,” the news release states.

Police say the Jeep was occupied by a male and female. Both were transported to an area hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.


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