Several injured in Sardine Canyon crash

Several people were injured in a three vehicle crash in Sardine Canyon Wednesday afternoon. Utah Highway Patrol reports a gold mini van traveling southbound on Highway 89/91 just past Mantua crossed the median and entered the northbound lanes of traffic, side-swiping a truck driven by a female from Mantua. She was able to maintain control of the truck and pulled off to the side of the highway. Meanwhile, the van continued in traffic and made contact with a 2006 Toyota Corolla. Both the van and car went off the roadway with the car hitting a fence and the van hitting a tree near Box Elder creek. The van was driven by a 44-year old Smithfield man who had three female passengers, ages 49, 21, and 14. All were wearing seatbelts but the male driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The car was driven by a 30-year old Provo woman. Her passengers included her 92-year old grandmother and two children in the backseat. Everyone in the car was wearing their seatbelts. The driver of the car was injured along with a 3-year old who suffered a cut to the head. The 92-year old and 1-year old female passenger did not appear to have injuries but were both transported to the hospital. The truck was occupied by only the female driver who was not injured and drove her vehicle home from the accident scene. One lane in each direction was closed while troopers investigated the crash. Traffic was slowed for several hours while crews continued their investigation and clean up of the accident.

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