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Dash cam footage shows tow truck driver being hit in Spanish Fork Canyon, UHP trooper saves his life

Posted at 4:00 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 21:35:21-05

SPANISH FORK, Utah -- Dashcam video shows the moments a vehicle hit a tow truck in Spanish Fork Canyon Sunday night, critically injuring the driver and a passenger of the car.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just after 8 p.m. on US 6 near mile marker 193.

A UHP trooper was on scene providing traffic control as a tow truck pulled a vehicle out of a ditch after an earlier slide-off.

The driver of a northbound vehicle lost control, crossed the median and slid into the front end of the tow truck, impacting the truck with the front, passenger side of the car.

The 45-year-old woman riding as a passenger in that car suffered critical injuries.

The driver of the tow truck was at the back of the vehicle and suffered fractures to both legs, including a compound fracture the trooper treated with a tourniquet.

UHP Trooper Kerry Ball described saving the man's life in an interview with Fox 13 Monday night.