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25-Year-Old Man Dead After Crash On Highway 40 Near Strawberry

Utah Department of Public Safety
Image from the scene of the collision at near Strawberry Reservoir

A motorist was killed Saturday night in a collision with a semi-truck on Highway 40 near Strawberry Reservoir.

A report from the Utah Highway Patrol said that on Saturday at about 7:40 p.m. a white Kenworth semi-truck, pulling two tank trailers, was heading eastbound on 40—about 40 miles away from Silver Creek Junction.

UHP said a gray Honda Accord was heading northbound on Strawberry Road. When the Accord pulled out in front of the semi, attempting to make a left-hand-turn onto the highway, the Kenworth slammed into it on the driver’s side.

The Highway Patrol reported that the male driver of the Accord, identified as 25-year-old Gaje Combs, from American Fork was killed. The only other occupant in the Accord, a female passenger, was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the Kenworth, the only occupant there, was taken to the Heber Valley Medical Center.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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