Heber City, UT (June 12, 2021) – Three women died in a fiery car crash between three vehicles on Monday, June 7th that forced the shutdown of the southbound lanes of US-189 for more than four hours.
The crash took place at about 5:20 p.m. when a northbound Jeep Wrangler decelerated and was struck by a Ford F350 pick-up truck driving directly behind it. The force of the impact caused the Jeep to go on fire.
A third vehicle became involved following the initial collision when it T-boned the Jeep.
That third vehicle, a Chevrolet Trailblazer, also went on fire after it collided with the Jeep.
The woman driver of the Jeep, the sole occupant of her car, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver and passenger from the Trailblazer also died.
The driver of the Jeep was identified on Saturday as Heber City resident Amy Nelson.
The occupants of the Trailblazer, who have since been identified as 18-year-old Payton Caldwell and 18-year-old Emma Call, both recent graduates from Wasatch High School.
The male driver of the F350 sustained non-critical injuries and received medical aid at the scene. The Jeep also clipped a southbound Ford Escape resulting in minor damage to the vehicle, but neither occupant of the Escape was harmed during the incident.
Officials stated that they were unsure why both the Jeep and a nearby field caught fire after the first impact and are looking into the cause.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Amy Nelson, Payton Caldwell, and Emma Call at this time.
The state of Utah saw 62,074 vehicle crashes in 2018, more than 200 of which brought about the loss of roughly 260 lives and resulted in over 25,500 people enduring very serious injuries. The three Utah counties with the largest rates of deadly and injury-causing accidents are Cache County, Salt Lake County, and Utah County.
When people are hurt in vehicle crashes due to the indifference of others, they deserve to get reliable legal counsel from a car accident attorney in Salt Lake City. When victims sustain injuries in crashes because of another driver, personal injury law says that they are eligible to obtain monetary compensation from the responsible party that alleviates some or all of the economic hurdles they will face.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys help our clients obtain justice. Our team pays close attention to detail and works tirelessly to do everything impossible to secure the maximum amount of damages allowed by the state.
If you were injured in a car collision as a result of another person’s carelessness, get in touch with our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can assist you.
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