Woman dead after 7-vehicle crash on State Route 40 in Fort Duchesne

A woman was killed in a seven-vehicle crash on State Route 40 in Fort Duchesne on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2019. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

FORT DUCHESNE, Utah, Aug. 27, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One woman is dead after a seven-vehicle crash on State Route 40 in Fort Duchesne on Tuesday afternoon.

“Six vehicles were stopped in the SR-40, eastbound travel lane directly in front of Ute Petroleum in Fort Duchesne near mile marker 121.5,” said a news release from the Utah Highway Patrol.

A blue Toyota Tundra was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed and did not see the stationary line of vehicles, officials stated.

“The pickup truck drove into the back of the line of cars, causing each to collide into each other,” the news release said. “The rear-most stationary vehicle, which was a red Chevrolet Canyon pickup, was hit first by the pickup.”

The female driver of the Chevrolet Canyon pickup suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The woman’s identity has not been released pending notification of family.

It’s not clear at this time whether impairment was a factor in the crash.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


    • Thank you for your comment. We looked this up, and Utah Highway Patrol refers to it as State Route 40. “Utah State Route 40, the state highway designation (legislative overlay) for U.S. Route 40 within Utah, United States, that runs from Interstate 80/U.S. Route 189 at Silver Creek Junction (in Summit County) to the Colorado state line, northwest of Dinosaur, Colorado, (through Summit, Wasatch, Duchesne, and Uintah counties)
      By Utah State law, U.S. Route 40 within the state has been defined as “State Route 40″ since 1977
      Utah State Route 40 (1933-1977), a former state in western Weber County, Utah, United States, that connected Utah State Route 37 in Kanesville with North Ogden, by way of Plain City (Utah State Route 40 was renumbered Utah State Route 134 in 1977)”

  1. The construction light had no ‘prepare to stop’ warning,no flager,j ust a red light in an unexpected place. There was bound to big a big accident at some point. If the driver wasn’t under the influence of ANYTHING, then it was the construction company that is at fault. But I wonder, do blood tests cover air duster? Cause a lot of people are huffing air duster these days n that stuff makes u loose consciousness for a few seconds. It only takes a second for some one to make a tragic mistake such as this….


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