HEBER CITY — A man was extricated from his vehicle and flown to a hospital after a 4-car crash that forced the temporary closure of U.S. Highway 40 Saturday afternoon, officials report.
The crash happened near 1200 North about 3:15 p.m., when the driver of a westbound Range Rover ended up in the eastbound lanes, according to a post on the Utah Highway Patrol's website.
Troopers said preliminary evidence shows the driver of the Range Rover drifted to his left and into the multipurpose lane. The front right corner of the Ranger Rover struck the rear left corner of a stationary car in the multipurpose lane that was waiting to turn left.
The Range Rover then continued into eastbound traffic and crashed into a pickup truck that was pulling a trailer, UHP said.
The Range Rover kept going and ultimately struck the front left side of a Subaru Legacy.
Crews worked for an hour to extricate a male driver from the Subaru and transported him by medical helicopter to University Hospital in extremely critical condition, UHP said.
Information about whether anyone else was injured in the crash was not immediately available.
U.S. Highway 40 was temporarily closed in both directions in order for officials to land the medical helicopter and clear the scene.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.