Helper man killed on impact in Utah County crash; second driver flown to hospital

One person is dead and a second was LifeFlighted to a hospital after a Thursday morning accident in Spanish Fork Canyon on Oct. 4, 2018. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

SPANISH FORK CANYON, Utah, Oct. 4, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — One driver was killed on impact and a second was critically injured Thursday morning after a car spun on wet roads and was hit by an SUV.

Utah Highway Patrol officials have confirmed that the person killed was Darren B. Holt, 55, of Helper.

The accident happened at about 7:10 a.m. on State Route 6, near milepost 195.

“Light rain was in the area at the time, but likely heavier rain had fallen as roads were wet and some standing water was present,” a report from UHP says.

“Two vehicles were eastbound at the same location as the white passenger car began to spin, likely as a result of hydroplaning on the wet roads.┬áThe white passenger car crossed into eastbound traffic and was impacted on the passenger side by an eastbound SUV.”

Another eastbound vehicle slowed and was not involved.

“The driver of the white passenger (Holt) car appears to have been killed on impact, and may not have been properly restrained at the time,” the UHP statement says. “The driver of the SUV was transported by LifeFlight in serious condition to UVRMC. No other vehicles or persons were involved.”

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