HELPER — One person is dead and five others were injured after a Sunday crash on U.S. 191 about 4 miles north of Helper, police say.
The crash occurred at 6:40 p.m. and involved two vehicles, according to Utah Highway Patrol trooper Chris Bishop.
A 2007 GMC Canyon was northbound on the highway, but was going too fast around a right turn in the area and crossed into oncoming traffic, according to the UHP. The Canyon crashed head-on into a southbound 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 that was towing a boat.
The Canyon caught on fire after the crash, according to troopers.
The occupants of the Ram, two adults and three children, were taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. The driver of the Canyon was the only occupant of that car, but it's not clear if the driver was the person who died in the crash.
The highway was closed during the crash investigation but reopened Monday morning, the highway patrol said.
Troopers are on scene of a fatal crash on SR-191 MP254. 2 vehicles are involved with multiple injuries. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route. Please slow down and #SummerSafe.— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) June 14, 2021