Head-on crash in heavy rain on US 6 sends 3 to hospital

Three people were critically injured in a head-on crash on U.S. 6 Friday afternoon after troopers say one car hydroplaned into another vehicle during a heavy rainstorm.

Three people were critically injured in a head-on crash on U.S. 6 Friday afternoon after troopers say one car hydroplaned into another vehicle during a heavy rainstorm. (Chris D Swabb, Shutterstock)



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SOLDIER SUMMIT, Wasatch County — Three people were critically injured in a crash Friday afternoon that investigators believe was caused, in part, by heavy rain.

Just before 4 p.m., a Ford Explorer was headed east on U.S. 6 and a Mazda 6 was going west about 4 miles south of Soldier Summit, when the SUV "hydroplaned" into oncoming traffic and "T-boned" the Mazda, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Troopers say it was raining heavily at the time of the crash. The UHP originally reported the two cars hit head-on.

Two people were flown by medical helicopter to local hospitals and one was taken by ambulance. All three were in critical condition but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, the UHP stated.

The road was reopened about 6 p.m.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021 after many years of reporting for the Deseret News

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