Accident on U.S. 189 Near Charleston Turnoff Caused By Rock Slide

Accident on U.S. 189 Near Charleston Turnoff Caused By Rock Slide

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah-

10:17 am

The Utah Highway Patrol confirms an accident on U.S. Highway 189 at milepost 16 nine miles southwest of Charleston was caused by a rock slide. The highway was closed for two hours before wreckers could clear the road.

The UHP stated a northbound car struck the rock in a narrow area with a blind curve because of a rock cliff wall on one side of the highway with a guardrail on the other side.

Furthermore, the UHP confirmed the car driving behind the one that hit the rock stopped, but three others crashed into the first two cars.

The injured person was transported to the hospital and reportedly suffered minor injuries.

8:34 am

Per the official Twitter of UDOT, a wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 189 near the Charleston turnoff Thursday morning.

UDOT confirms the incident occurred at milepost 16 roughly 9 miles southwest of Charleston.

If in the area, please drive safely and listen to all instructions authorities may give you.