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Emergency lights not heeded lead to UHP car crash

Damaged Utah Highway Patrol car
Posted at 10:45 PM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 12:27:22-04

MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — **Editor's Note - An Investigation underway after additional video shows the UHP vehicle driving into traffic. A UHP spokesperson told FOX 13 that an outside agency is investigating the incident while they also perform their own internal review. Read the updated article here.**

The Mountain Green Fire Protection District is reminding people to slow down and heed emergency lights on the highway, following what could have been a tragic accident.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper on Trapper's Loop in Morgan County had turned on his emergency lights, but a pickup truck failed to slow down, clipping the car and spinning it into the opposite lane.

The trooper's car went into the path of an oncoming pickup truck that was towing a boat, causing it to jacknife.

No one was hurt, but the outcome could have been very different.

Emergency lights are a signal to others on the highway to wait before proceeding, and move over or stop if the next action is unclear.