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Triple-Car Crash Leaves Teenager Dead, Six Others Injured at Deer Creek Reservoir

Deer Creek State Park

Utah Highway Patrol responded to a three-car accident at Deer Creek Reservoir Friday afternoon. One 17-year-old victim was killed and six others were transported to the hospital, according to UHP.


Shortly before 2pm, UHP says a driver veered off the road and overcorrected into oncoming traffic. The vehicle sideswiped one car and hit an oncoming minivan near milepost 24 of SR 189 near Charleston. The driver of the minivan was a 17-year-old boy. Police say the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.


Five passengers were inside the minivan. The van occupants and two more from another vehicle were taken to the hospital but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.


The name of the victim has not been released. SR 189 was closed in both directions for several hours; UHP announced on Twitter that the road was reopened shortly after 4:30pm.


This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.