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An 18-year-old Tooele man was killed and three other people suffered critical injuries in a crash in Tooele County on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021.

Utah Highway Patrol

Authorities identify man killed in Tooele County crash Saturday

By Graham Dudley, | Updated - Mar. 1, 2021 at 10:52 a.m. | Posted - Feb. 28, 2021 at 9:04 a.m.

ERDA, Tooele County — One man was killed Saturday when his truck drifted into oncoming traffic in Tooele County and was hit by a passing vehicle.

The crash happened about 9:04 p.m. on state Route 36 north of Tooele near Erda, according to Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Colton Freckleton.

Freckleton said a Dodge Ram was traveling south on the road during snowy and icy conditions. The truck was "traveling too fast for conditions" and "lost control." It hopped a concrete divider into northbound traffic.

A Ford F-150 hit the broad side of the truck and both vehicles came to rest on the road's right shoulder.

The driver of the Dodge, an 18-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the vehicle. He was identified Monday as Treyton Ellis, of Tooele, according to UHP.

The Ford had five occupants, two adults and three children. Both the male driver and female passenger were transported in critical condition, Freckleton said. One chid was also transported to a hospital with critical injuries, but the other children had minor injuries, according to UHP.

The agency initially said all the children suffered minor injuries, but clarified Monday that one child was critically injured. No other updates on the conditions of the people injured in the crash was available Monday.

The crash closed northbound SR36 for several hours Saturday night.

Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein,


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