During the first major snowstorm of the season, four cars were involved in an accident just north of Huntington at milepost 53 on SR10. Officers from the Utah Highway Patrol and Emery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident.
Medical staff from both Emery and Carbon counties responded to the scene. Ambulances transported all individuals involved to the hospital as a precaution, although no serious injuries were reported.
Trooper Vasquez of the Highway Patrol stated that many of the details were still unknown. At the time he did not know who was in which vehicle and the cause of the accident was still under investigation.
Vasquez did report that “a vehicle traveling southbound crossed the center line and struck a northbound vehicle, lost control and struck a second northbound car. A secondary accident then occurred when a northbound vehicle tried to swerve to avoid the wreckage and rolled over.”
Debris from the wreckage spanned 100-150 yards of highway, covering both lanes. Crews from Elmo, Cleveland, and Huntington fire departments responded to the accident, diverting traffic off SR10 and through Cleveland via Highway 155 while crews worked to remove the wreckage and sweep the debris off the road.
Snowfall did not interfere with their efforts, but left the roads wet and lowered visibility.
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