Wasatch County, UT – 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Accident Near Strawberry Reservoir

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Wasatch County, UT – 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Accident Near Strawberry Reservoir

Wasatch County, UT (July 15, 2019) – A man from American Fork was killed and two others were injured in a collision involving a semi-truck in Wasatch County. The incident took place on Saturday evening, July 13th, at around 7:40 p.m. on US-40 near Strawberry Reservoir. 

The deceased was identified by local authorities as a 25-year-old native of American Fork. 

EMS and local police officials were present at the scene of the crash. Initial reports state that a Kenworth semi was traveling east on US-40 when a Honda Accord attempted to make a left turn from Strawberry Reservoir onto US-40. This resulted in the truck colliding with the driver side of the Honda. 

The 25-year-old, the driver of the Honda, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another passenger was transported to Utah Valley Hospital in Provo by helicopter. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler was also injured and taken to Heber Valley Hospital in Heber City.

No other information is available at this time. 

The crash is currently under investigation at this time. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Gaje Combs at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Utah Left-Hand Turn Accidents

Wasatch County, UT - 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Accident Near Strawberry ReservoirWhen certain maneuvers aren’t completed safely, it can put others at risk on the roadway.

Left-hand turns are particularly dangerous and account for nearly 22 percent of all traffic accidents in the United States.

This is because vehicles enter oncoming traffic when attempting to turn left on a roadway, creating a risk of serious injuries.

At Siegfried & Jensen, our qualified Utah car crash lawyers understand that losing a loved one is never easy. If a beloved family member has passed due to another driver’s negligence, call us today at (801) 845-9000.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Siegfried & Jensen strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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