SPANISH FORK, Utah, June 24, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One person has died and four others were injured Monday night when a Nissan Pathfinder rear-ended a Porsche, which then crashed into a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on eastbound U.S. Highway 6.
Lt. Brandon Anderson, Spanish Fork Police Department, said officials are looking into whether the 60-year-old driver of the Pathfinder may have had a medical condition that caused him to crash into the Porsche, which was stopped in the left-turn lane at 2550 East.
Anderson told Gephardt Daily the light was red, and the Pathfinder didn’t brake.
The impact forced the Porsche into the motorcycle in front of it in the turn lane.
A woman in her 50s who was a passenger in the Porsche was transported in extremely critical condition to the hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The male driver, also in his 50s, was transported, but his injuries were not as severe.
The male driver of the motorcycle and his female passenger, both in their 50s, were knocked off the bike and were taken to the hospital. There was no report on their condition, but their injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The condition of the Pathfinder’s driver wasn’t immediately known. Anderson said officers were going to the hospital to get more information on his condition and any medical issues that may have led to the crash.
After crashing into the Porsche, the Pathfinder continued eastbound until it struck a small westbound passenger car. Anderson said the occupants of that vehicle had only minor injuries.
Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.