Utah Highway Patrol

On Tuesday, a dump truck filled with gravel lost its brakes on Marsac Avenue as it was coming down Ontario Canyon south of Park City. It was by all measures a harrowing event that resulted in limited injuries to the truck driver and the driver of the Dodge Pickup truck that was hit. We have reported on the accident and a video of the racing truck can be seen on KPCW.org. Park City Municipal has safety systems in place that help prevent this sort of accident from happening more frequently. Carolyn Murray has this:

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The Utah Highway Patrol is reporting that a tanker truck this weekend struck a pedestrian who was walking on Highway 40 at night.

The UHP reported that the fatality happened shortly after 3:00 am Saturday morning. An oil tanker truck that was heading south, just before entering Heber, hit a male pedestrian who was in the roadway.

He was wearing dark clothing, and the highway is unlit in that area. The Highway Patrol reported that the pedestrian didn't have any identification and was apparently a transient.

Utah Department of Public Safety

A multi-vehicle crash on Highway 40 at mile marker 16, just north of Heber City, sent one man to the hospital in extremely critical condition and stopped traffic for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon.   The accident happened in the same area where 16 year-old Victor Benitez lost his life in a head-on collision five weeks earlier.  

Utah Department of Public Safety

Two motorists were hospitalized this weekend after a single-car accident was discovered near Interstate 80 at Lamb’s Canyon.

The Utah Highway Patrol reported that apparently, early on Saturday morning, a Ford F250 truck was traveling westbound on I-80 and veered into the median.

It crashed between the two bridges at Lamb’s Canyon, went airborne, and came to rest on its top on Lamb’s Canyon Road.

Two people who were out for a morning run reported the crash at 6:00 am.

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A woman is in critical condition after hitting a moose in Wasatch county late Saturday evening. David Boyle has more:

A young motorcyclist was critically injured near Oakley after what was apparently a road rage incident. Rick Brough has more:

Utah Department of Public Safety

Utah Highway Patrol troopers seized almost $900,000 in pot on Interstate Highway 80 Monday morning. According to a press release from the Utah Department of Public Safety, around 7:30 a.m. a trooper stopped a pickup truck for an improper lane change at milepost 158, between the Wanship and Coalville. In talking to the driver, the trooper found out the pickup truck was a rental and was traveling with four other personally owned cars. A drug-sniffing dog indicated there were drugs in the pickup truck.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

A fugitive from Texas was apprehended Sunday morning after a foot pursuit through the Newpark shopping center at Kimball Junction. The suspect, Zacharey Starkey, was detained through efforts by Summit County and Park City officers, with a state helicopter helping to pin him down. Rick Brough has more.

A motorist was killed in a Sunday morning crash in Parley's Canyon when he crashed into a parked vehicle. Rick Brough has more.

A Kamas woman was killed Tuesday morning in a head-on collision of two vehicles on Highway 248. Her daughter and the driver of the other vehicle were critically injured. Rick Brough has more.