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Man trying to pass semitruck dies in crash

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:04pm

A man died Tuesday in a crash after trying to pass a semitruck in a no-passing zone, officials said.

Police ID man killed in Friday crash as 88-year-old American Fork resident

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:38pm

Police on Monday identified an American Fork man who died after the car he was riding in was struck by a pickup truck that was fleeing from officers Friday morning.

Utah on track to set new record for motorcycle fatalities this year

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:42pm

Utah is well on its way of setting a new record no one is proud of: the number of motorcycle fatalities on Utah roads this year. Both riders and drivers play an important role in keeping everyone safe.

Local towing software company urges drivers to slow down and move over

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 11th - 6:28pm

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says at least three people die each day while working roadside. The Utah Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to slow down and move over for roadside workers.

Utah Highway Patrol urges drivers to stay sober this Fourth of July

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 7:00pm

UHP will start increased DUI screening and enforcement Tuesday night in preparation for the Fourth of July holiday.

Santaquin mourns 3rd tragic teen death within matter of weeks

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:41am

An investigation was underway into a weekend police chase that led to a suspect crashing into a car driven by a 17-year-old Utah County girl, killing her. Now her community is again mourning the loss of one of their own.

UDOT gets creative with its messaging on overhead highway signs

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 28th - 5:24pm

During Utah's "100 Deadliest Days," UDOT is trying to remind drivers to avoid the five deadliest driver behaviors.

3 injured in early morning crash on Bangerter Highway

Jordan Ormond, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 8:06am

Police say a driver ran a red light at 5400 South and Bangerter Highway early Saturday morning, causing a crash that critically injured three people.

Local nonprofit launches new urban cycling safety course to protect riders

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:42am

The number of cyclist fatalities is increasing with more riders on the road. The Bicycle Collective in Provo is teaching riders techniques on how to be safe.

18-month-old dies after being hit by family car

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:52pm

An 18-month-old died Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle, the Cache County sheriff's office said.

Parents and teen sign a family contract before handing over the car keys

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted May 21st - 6:27pm

With summer just days away, many Utah high school students are taking advantage of the extra time to get behind the wheel. One teen learns the importance of setting goals with his parents before they hand over the keys.

Family of West Jordan man struggling with sudden loss of husband, father

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted May 14th - 9:47pm

Craig Schmidt was killed after his motorcycle struck a discarded pallet on Bangerter Highway in West Jordan. Family and friends were struggling with the abrupt loss.

Police investigating fatal rollover on Bangerter Highway

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:40pm

A man with a history of driving while intoxicated is being investigated for a crash in March that resulted in the death of his passenger, according to court documents.

Paralyzed passenger urges drivers to remove distractions

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 13th - 8:49pm

They weren't drinking, texting or even speeding. Yet, the smallest distraction of laughing with friends in the car changed JJ Arechiga's entire world.

Orange barrel season prompts warning: Slow down!

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Apr 10th - 6:20pm

As construction season gets underway, officials from UDOT, Utah Highway Patrol and Associated General Contractors of Utah met Tuesday to caution the community to slow down and eliminate distractions when driving through work zones.

Top distracted driving memes from Join the Resistance

Zero Fatalities  |  Posted Apr 5th - 8:00am

Over the past few months, Zero Fatalities ran a campaign called Join the Resistance, aimed at empowering and uniting Utahns to eliminate distraction behind the wheel. Here are the top distracted driving memes submitted.

Truck Smart program teaches teens how to drive safely around trucks

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 4th - 6:29pm

With two of the busiest interstates running right through the state, Utahns see more semitrucks on the roads than the rest of the country. The "Truck Smart" program is designed to keep new teenage drivers safe.

Police planning extra patrols for St. Patrick's Day revelers

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Mar 15th - 4:13pm

"On St. Patrick's Day, our DUI arrests are higher than most of the holidays out there," said Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce as safety officials gathered to display some of the safe transportation options available to the community.

I-15 crash prompts UHP to warn against driving with unsecured loads

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 13th - 10:00pm

A crash that sent a woman and her daughter to the hospital prompted the Utah Highway Patrol to issue yet another warning Tuesday about the importance of securing loads.

Utah driver shares lessons from crash narrowly missed

Aley Davis, KSL  |  Posted Mar 8th - 9:26pm

Trent Nielsen, of Murray, narrowly avoided becoming a statistic and has a lesson to share.