Car hits deer, collides with oncoming vehicle in Utah County

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UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol officials responded to a head-on collision that happened after one car hit a deer, then veered into a second car on U.S. Route 6 in Utah County, near mile marker 196.

The accident was reported at about 6:32 p.m., Utah Highway Patrol Corporal Andrew Battenfield told Gephardt Daily.

“One car was traveling along, eastbound, and it hit a deer,” he said. “That caused it to swerve into oncoming lanes, which caused a glancing head-on crash.”

The cars involved were a black Subaru carrying two Utah women and a blue Ford Sedan from Colorado, driven by a female with a male as passenger, Battenfield said. All injuries were minor, consisting of leg and chest pain, possibly caused by airbag deployment.

“They were all wearing seatbelts, so injuries were minor,” Battenfield said.

The deer was not so lucky, he added.

“I am sorry to report the deer did not survive,” Battenfield said.

The roadway — a few miles east of U.S. 89, Battenfield said — remained opened. As of 7:45 p.m., drivers were on scene waiting for tow trucks.


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