American Fork man dead after head-on collision with tractor-trailer in Spanish Fork Canyon

Posted at 4:55 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 18:55:25-04

SPANISH FORK CANYON, Utah — An American Fork man is dead after a head-on collision in Spanish Fork Canyon Tuesday morning.

At about 10:30 a.m., 77-year-old Court Anderson was traveling east on State Route 6 in a white Chevrolet pickup when for an unknown reason he crossed into oncoming traffic at about mile marker 179, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

At that point, Anderson struck a tractor-trailer traveling west head on. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene, UHP states.

The second driver was not injured.

A small fire on the tractor-trailer was sparked due to the collision but was quickly put out, according to UHP.

Westbound lanes were fully or partially closed until about 3:30 p.m.

The crash is currently under investigation.