PHOTOS: UHP responding statewide to 149 crashes and counting


    A semi-truck crash in Box Elder County. (Photo: UHP)

    (UPDATE 2/5/19 9:02 p.m.) -- Crash numbers have jumped, according to Utah Highway Patrol, as the snow has hit the Salt Lake Valley.

    UHP says they've now investigated 149 crashes statewide as of 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    (KUTV) -- Troopers with Utah Highway Patrol have investigated 97 crashes statewide Tuesday, as of 4:45 p.m.

    You can see a collection of photos from today's crashes in our gallery above.

    That includes a fatal wreck in Cache County where a 70-year-old woman died after losing control of her vehicle and slamming into a semi-truck.

    The woman, identified as Phyllis B. Belles, of Logan, was riding in the passenger seat of a Subaru Forester when the "Subaru lost control and crossed into the southbound lanes," UHP said in a press release.

    The car crashed with a semi truck headed northbound, going under the 53-foot trailer's rear wheels.

    A Rich County deputy and a semi driver were both seriously injured on a crash on Highway 30, UHP reports.

    The first semi-truck slid off the roadway in Laketown Canyon. A deputy pulled over to help the semi driver.

    UHP says a second semi carrying flour lost control and slid into the deputy's vehicle.

    The deputy's injuries are not life-threatening. He was transported to Logan Regional Hospital for treatment.

    In southern Utah, 15 semis were involved in a major wreck on Interstate 15 near Cedar City.

    UHP reports the semis spun out of control while traveling too fast for winter weather conditions.

    In northern Utah, I-15 was shut down near the Weber County and Box Elder County border after several semi-trucks crashed in the area.

    As snow continues to fall, troopers urge drivers to drive slow and avoid high traffic areas.

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