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July 9, 2024

Summit County Wrong-way Driver

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On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at approximately 6:54 am, Summit County Dispatch began receiving calls of a wrong-way driver traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes on SR-40 near milepost 13.  Troopers, Summit County Deputies, and Park City officers began responding to the area.  It was quickly reported that the driver was now passing milepost 6, still traveling the wrong way.  A Park City officer started a slowdown near milepost 2 and got traffic stopped.  A Summit County Deputy traveling EB on SR-40 ahead of the slowdown brought his vehicle to a near stop, and as the wrong-way driver approached, the deputy took the wrong-way driver head-on at an angle.  Both vehicles became disabled.  The driver and passenger of the wrong-way vehicle were not injured in the crash.  The deputy suffered an injury and was transported to a hospital in the Park City area.  All indicators at this point lead to the driver experiencing a diabetic episode with low blood sugar.  Eastbound SR-40 was shut down for approximately 1 hour.  All lanes have since been re-opened. 

Crashed Summit County Police vehicle
Wrong-way driver crash scene
Crashed Summit County Police vehicle