One man dies, another injured in Utah County crash

One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a State Route 77 collision in Utah County Thursday morning.

A flatbed truck pulling a horse trailer with two animals inside was headed west on SR-77 about 11:30 a.m., while a pickup truck headed the opposite direction, said Lt. Warren Foster.

The two vehicles crashed into each other, “drivers side corner to drivers side corner,” Foster said, like a mix between a side-swipe and head-on crash, just west of intersection of Springville‘s 2600 West and 400 South.

Police had not determined as of Thursday afternoon which driver had been at fault, but when they arrived at the scene, the driver of the pickup truck was dead.

His identity had not yet been released as of Thursday afternoon, pending notification to next-of-kin, Foster said, but he appeared to be “an older gentleman,” perhaps in his 60s or 70s.

A medical helicopter flew the driver of flatbed truck with the horse trailer to the hospital, Foster said.

The Salt Lake Tribune will update this story as more information is available.

from The Salt Lake Tribune


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