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Man critically injured in 3-vehicle crash in Provo

By Carter Williams, KSL.com | Updated - Mar 14th, 2019 @ 3:26pm | Posted - Mar 14th, 2019 @ 12:05pm


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PROVO — A 68-year-old man was critically injured after a three-vehicle crash on University Avenue late Thursday morning, police said.

Emergency crews responded to a report of a crash at 1860 S. University Avenue about 11:30 a.m., according to Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King.

She said the driver of a silver passenger car pulled out of a gas station parking lot in the area, attempted to cross all southbound lanes of University Avenue to go north on the road when it collided with a white pickup truck was traveling south on the road, King said.

"Basically (they were) trying to cross five lanes of travel," she said. "In that process, the silver car struck the back of the white truck, which caused the truck to go up on its side."

A tan passenger vehicle traveling north on University Avenue then collided with the truck after it rolled, she said.

The 68-year-old man injured was driving the tan vehicle, King said. He was initially taken to a hospital in "extremely critical condition" and remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

No other injuries were reported.

The crash remains under investigation. King said the drivers of the silver car and white truck were cooperating with police. She added there were no signs of impairment.

The crash led to closures at University Avenue and East Bay Boulevard for several hours while crews investigated the crash. The scene was completely cleared and all lanes of travel were reopened about 2:30 p.m.

Contributing: Wesley Bowen, KSL TV

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