One Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on State Route 138 in Tooele County, UT
Tooele County, UT — May 25, 2023, one person was injured as the result of an 18-wheeler accident that happened early Thursday on Midvalley Highway.
Preliminary information released by the Utah Highway Patrol indicated that the crash happened before or around 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Parachute Lane and Midvalley Highway (Route 138/Route 179).
Authorities said in their reports that a driver was going eastbound along the highway at the time. At the Parachute Lane intersection, it appears an 18-wheeler turned off Parachute to go westbound. The trailer was across both lanes of traffic when the car crashed into the side of the 18-wheeler.
As a result of the collision, the driver of the car had injuries described as critical. No other injuries were reported. It appears there is a stop sign along Parachute Lane. While images seem to show that traffic on Midvalley has no stop sign or stop light, authorities have not yet confirmed who had the right of way at the time of the crash. No further information is available at this time.