Update: UHP IDs man killed in multi-vehicle collision outside Heber City

Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 2, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol officials have identified a man who died in a multi-vehicle collision Monday outside of Heber City.

The deceased is Cesario Bartolo, 49, from West Valley, said a statement from Utah Highway Patrol Friday afternoon.

The incident happened at about 1:38 p.m. when a gray GMC pickup truck was traveling south on State Route 189 near 3000 South, a previous UHP statement said.

“For an unknown reason, the GMC pickup crossed the two-way center turn lane into the oncoming northbound traffic,” it stated. “The GMC side-swiped a Ford pickup and then hit a Volvo SUV head on. The driver of the GMC pickup truck was pronounced dead on the scene.”

Five other people were transported for non life-threatening injuries.

Cpl. Michael Gordon, Utah Highway Patrol, told Gephardt Daily on Monday that one person, a child, was transported by medical helicopter, and the others were taken to local hospitals by ground ambulance.

SR-189 was closed temporarily for the investigation. Traffic was diverted through Midway and Charleston.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.

The scene is about six blocks south of the site of a fiery crash on June 7, which involved four vehicles and killed three people, all women.

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