SOLDIER SUMMIT, Utah, Dec. 18, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — One man was transported by medical helicopter to the hospital after a multi-car crash on State Route 6 at Soldier Summit on Sunday morning.
A woman traveling in the same vehicle was ejected and transported to the hospital by ground ambulance, said the Utah Highway Patrol in a news release.
At approximately 7:45 a.m., a red Toyota pickup truck was eastbound on SR-6 near milepost 210, according to the UHP. The female driver was traveling too fast for the snowy road conditions, the news release said, and lost control. The pickup crossed the center line and struck a semi that was traveling westbound on SR-6. The impact spun the pickup around and pushed it toward the road edge.
The driver of the pickup was ejected during the collision. After the collision, the pickup continued off the road and hit a snow bank. The male passenger in the pickup was transported by helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, and the female driver was transported by ground ambulance. Troopers believe that neither the driver nor passenger in the pickup were wearing their seatbelts.
After the pickup came to a stop in the snow bank, the driver of a Buick passenger car eastbound on SR-6 at the same location was also traveling too fast for the conditions and lost control. After the Buick went off the road, it struck the pickup stuck in the snow bank.
“We would remind all drivers of the need to adjust their speeds for the existing road conditions,” the UPD statement said. “The posted speed limit only applies to dry, clear conditions. When the road is covered with snow or ice, drivers should significantly reduce their speed and be on the lookout for collisions. The presence of a crashed vehicle ahead likely indicates an especially hazardous area and extreme caution is appropriate.”