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Passenger critically injured in head-on crash with semi at I-15/US-6 junction

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Mar 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-13 23:54:08-04

SPANISH FORK, Utah — One person suffered critical injuries Saturday evening in a crash between an SUV and a semi-truck on a ramp between U.S. Highway 6 and Interstate 15.

Utah Highway Patrol reports that around 5:30 p.m., a Dodge Journey was eastbound on US-6 approaching the northbound I-15 entrance when it went into the oncoming lanes. The SUV crashed head-on into a westbound semi, then into another vehicle before coming to a stop against the concrete barrier.

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The passenger in the Journey was taken to a hospital with "serious," life-threatening injuries, UHP said. The driver was also taken to a hospital but with non-life-threatening injuries.

The other drivers and passengers involved in the crash were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The freeway ramp was closed for a few hours in both directions due to the emergency response, investigation and cleanup.