Summit County deputy injured while stopping wrong-way driver suffering 'diabetic episode'

A Summit County sheriff's deputy was injured Tuesday after stopping a wrong-way driver on U.S. 40 by hitting the vehicle head-on.

A Summit County sheriff's deputy was injured Tuesday after stopping a wrong-way driver on U.S. 40 by hitting the vehicle head-on. (Utah Highway Patrol)


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PARK CITY — All lanes of U.S. 40 are now open after a wrong-way driver and a police vehicle collided earlier Tuesday.

Summit County sheriff's dispatchers started receiving calls of a wrong-way driver about 7 a.m.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers, sheriff's deputies and Park City police officers responded, as the pickup truck traveled west down the highway in the eastbound lanes just north of Park City near Round Valley. A Summit County sheriff's deputy "took the vehicle head-on," according to the UHP, disabling both vehicles.

The deputy was taken to the hospital with minor injuries but has since been released. The driver and passenger of the pickup were not injured in the crash.

"All indicators at this point lead to the driver experiencing a diabetic episode with low blood sugar," UHP said in a statement.

This story may be updated.

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