Accident at Mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon Closes Hwy 6

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According to reports by Utah Highway Patrol, a white Chevy pickup traveling east-bound on SR 6 near mile post 179 crossed the double yellow line and struck a red semi truck head-on. The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the semi was not injured.

SR 6 was fully or partially closed until 3:30 this afternoon. All west bound traffic was re-routed to HWY 89 through Nephi canyon. East-bound traffic was turned around prior to the canyon.

There was a small fire on the semi that was put out quickly by fire personnel.

The driver of the white pickup was 77 year-old Court Anderson from American Fork, Utah.

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