4 Dead in Crash near Jordanelle

4 Dead in Crash near Jordanelle

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Four people were killed in a crash on State Route 40 in Wasatch County Friday, and officials believe impaired driving may have caused the accident.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said a two-vehicle crash occurred at around 12:30 p.m. when a pickup truck was hit by a dump truck.

The driver of the dump truck veered to the right into the median and then collided with the pickup truck, ejecting three occupants of the pickup truck. A fourth occupant of the truck was not ejected but died from their injuries while being transferred to the hospital.

UHP officials said the driver of the dump truck was suspected to be driving under the influence, and that open containers of alcohol as well as prescription pill bottles were found in the vehicle.

UHP says the driver of the dump truck was transferred to the hospital and was not cooperating with investigators. A warrant for a blood draw was submitted and the District Attorney’s office was working to screen charges.

UHP officials stated that the truck was reported by another driver for driving recklessly shortly before the accident.