Two dead, three injured after crash in Spanish Fork Canyon

Posted at 6:58 PM, Aug 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-16 16:27:26-04

SPANISH FORK, Utah -- Two people were killed and three others are in serious to critical condition after a vehicle pulling a horse trailer on US-6 in Spanish Fork Canyon T-boned a car that moved in front of it while making a left turn.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m., and according to the Utah Highway Patrol a Dodge Intrepid was stopped at a stop sign on northbound SR-89 and then went to make a left turn to travel west on SR-6.

The car was T-boned by a Dodge 3500 pickup truck hauling a horse trailer that was traveling eastbound on US-6.

The driver of the pickup truck tried to avoid the crash by steering left, and the pickup and trailer collided with the car, "in a 'T-Bone' fashion.'"

The driver of the Intrepid suffered critical injuries in the crash.

The driver of the pickup truck and the left rear passenger suffered critical and serious injuries, respectively. The front and right rear passengers in the truck suffered fatal injuries.

UHP states that all involved were wearing safety equipment.

Kirby said there were three horses in the trailer. The animals suffered serious injuries.

The Highway Patrol states there is no indication alcohol or other controlled substances played a role in the crash, and they said it is not clear why the Intrepid moved into the path of the pickup truck. They stated, "Failure to Yield appears to be the cause of the crash."

The crash reduced lanes of travel in the area of US-6 and SR-89 for several hours after the crash.