I-70 crash injures three
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Multiple ambulances, a helicopter and law enforcement agencies responded to a multi-vehicle crash just before 7 p.m. on Interstate 70 on Sept. 19, according to a statement from Grand County Emergency Medical Services. The crash resulted in injuries to three people; two in critical condition and one in serious condition.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a gray Dodge Ram pickup with one male driver was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 near milepost 169. A red Toyota Camry with two female occupants was traveling eastbound. “Investigators believe it is likely that the gray Dodge pickup may have been attempting to use the established 'emergency vehicles only turn-around' area prior to the collision occurring,” said Sgt. Nicholas Street, UHP spokesperson. The Toyota struck the driver’s side front tire, the quarter panel, and the driver-side door of the pickup, then both vehicles spun off the road.

“Although all parties involved in the crash were wearing seat belts and none were ejected, they all sustained incapacitating injuries and were transported to area hospitals via ambulance (two by ground, one by air). The female passenger in the Toyota was flown by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital,” said Street in correspondence with The Times-Independent.

That same day, EMS also responded to a ground level fall in Moab city limits, a fall along Delicate Arch Trail in Arches National Park, two inter-facility transfers, and a seizure and cardiac arrest in Devils Garden in Arches National Park.

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