A fatal crash involving two semi-trucks shut down Highway 191 near the junction with Interstate 70 early the morning of Dec. 14.
At 4:35 a.m. near milepost 154 on Highway 191, a northbound semi-truck drifted left and crossed the centerline into southbound traffic, striking an oncoming truck head-on. The driver of the northbound truck, Bertram Frink, died on impact. The other driver involved, Clark Hatch, was treated but pronounced dead on the scene, according to reports.
Sgt. Cameron Roden with the Utah Highway Patrol said that UHP is looking into fatigue and distracted driving as potential causes of the crash, due to the late hour of the collision.
UHP has responded to 307 crashes in Grand County this year, according to the Utah Crash Summary. Two other crashes involved fatalities. The five most common crash attributes in Grand County are holiday related, older driver involved, distraction-related, speed-related and teen driver involved.