Carbon Co. Crash Report: Wrong-way crash involving semi near Helper kills child

Crash Report: Hwy 6 near MM 223.5, Helper, UT

 

Report ID: 2024 April 7

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 2

Occupants: 2

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Head-on

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): N/A

Narrative

CARBON CO., UT – A head-on collision involving a semi-truck along the highway in western Carbon County killed a child and injured two others on Sunday.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. along Highway 6 at mile marker 223.5, which is near the town of Helper.

Police say that a westbound pickup truck veered onto the eastbound side of the highway and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler.

A 6-year-old rear passenger in the pickup truck was killed in the crash.

The two drivers went to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

Authorities say that the driver of the pickup truck may have fallen asleep while driving.

The investigation is ongoing.

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