According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), the crash involving a Nissan Altima and a dump truck. The Nissan was traveling eastbound on I-70 when the driver approached the dump truck from behind, which was traveling at low speed, according to UHP Trooper Lawrence Hopper, adding that everyone involved in the crash was wearing seat belts.
According to a press release from EMS, the accident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. with crews dispatched to the scene. Initial information was that several people were hurt and a child was not breathing. A supervisor from EMS and two ambulances were dispatched. Two juveniles involved in the accident were determined to be in critical condition, with three adults in fair condition. An additional ambulance was requested from Green River and a Classic Air Medical helicopter was dispatched.
The press release also stated that CPR was initiated on one of the juveniles and that patient was transported via helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction in critical condition. Two more patients were transported to St. Mary’s via ambulance and two were transported to Moab Regional Hospital via ambulance.
The cause of the crash is under investigation by UHP, though impairment is not suspected as a cause of the crash.