Deputy Injured in Accident at US Hwy 89 in Sanpete County, UT

August 7, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 89, Orem, Sanpete County, UT, U.S.

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Utah Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Box Truck
US Hwy 89
Injuries Sustained

Non-life-threatening injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Box truck clipped a second truck that was involved in a traffic stop, the collision causing a deputy to be injured

What Happened

Utah Highway Patrol officials have information on a crash that injured a deputy at US Hwy 89 in Sanpete County, UT on August 7th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 1 p.m. Officials say a box truck that was involved in a traffic stop was struck by a second truck that clipped the first truck. In the impact, a deputy involved in the traffic stop was struck and knocked to the ground, suffering injuries believed to be non-life-threatening in nature. The deputy and the truck operators were all hospitalized for treatment. It was alleged the suspects driver may have Gallen asleep at the wheel prior to the collision. Additional information was not available.

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