Two dead in Spanish Fork Canyon accident

Two people were killed in an accident Thursday afternoon in Spanish Fork Canyon.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just after 1 p.m. at mile marker 187 on U.S. 6 at the junction with US 89.

Multiple lanes were closed, but traffic began moving again around 4 p.m.

Officials said a red Jeep wrangler hit the driver’s side of silver Nissan Maxima.

Crews used equipment to pry open the Nissan to gain access to the driver.

Information about the two people killed have not yet been released.

Check back later for more on this developing story.

Warwick woman ID’d as victim in fatal Rt. 146 crash

A Warwick woman has been identified as one of those killed in a pair of fatal crashes that occurred within a four-hour period on Route 146 earlier this week.

Marie Simone, 89, was driving the wrong way in the southbound lanes of the highway near Route 116 in Lincoln at approximately 5:23 p.m. Wednesday when her vehicle collided with another head-on, according to Rhode Island State Police.

Multiple 911 calls had reported the wrong-way driver ahead of the crash, police said. It was a few moments later that more calls came in reporting the collision.

The operator of the second vehicle was identified as Joseph Brophy, 30, of Burrillville. His injuries were not life threatening, police said, and he was listed as being in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

Troopers from the Lincoln Woods Barracks, the Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Criminal Identification Unit are investigating the crash.

The other fatal crash on Route 146 occurred earlier Wednesday, at approximately 1:22 p.m., in the southbound lanes in North Providence.

The investigation found that a tractor-trailer had struck a pedestrian in the area of Mineral Spring Avenue. David W. Salois, 28, of Harisville, was identified as the victim. He was found semi-conscious at the scene near an unoccupied Dodge minivan, police said, and was pronounced deceased at Rhode Island Hospital after being transported.

According to police, several witnesses indicated the operator of the minivan “exited his vehicle after stopping in the breakdown lane and entered the first travel lane of travel, directly in the path of the oncoming tractor-trailer.”

The operator of the tractor-trailer was identified as Michael R. Hammond, 45, of Warwick. He was not injured. Police said it has been determined that neither speed nor impairment were a factor in the accident.

State police said motorists are reminded they can report dangerous drivers or hazardous roadway conditions by dialing 911 or *77 on a cell phone.

Two dead in Spanish Fork Canyon crash

Two people died in a Tuesday crash at the junction of U.S. Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 89 in Spanish Fork Canyon.

The crash occurred about 1 p.m., when an eastbound vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle near Thistle, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce.


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Royce did not yet have details as to the victims who died in the crash. Other people were injured, he said, but responders had not released the extent of their injuries.

One lane of traffic remained open at the crash scene.

The Tribune will report further information as it becomes available.



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Victims of two Route 146 fatal crashes ID’d

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – Two people were killed in two separate car crashes that occurred within hours of one another on the same local road Wednesday afternoon.

The two crashes occurred on Route 146, the first around 1:22 p.m. in North Providence and the second just hours later in Lincoln.

The first crash, according to Rhode Island State Police, was caused by a pedestrian walking into the right travel lane of Route 146 South. Police say David Salois, 28, of Burrillville was hit by a tractor trailer. He was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital but died shortly thereafter.

The driver operating the truck that hit the pedestrian is not facing any charges. Rhode Island State Police Captain Robert Wall said the driver “had no time to react” and was “very shaken up” when interviewed.

The second accident, police say, involved an woman driving the wrong way on Route 146 South. Marie Simone, 89, of Warwick crashed head-on into a pickup truck, police said. Lincoln firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life to remove her from her badly damaged car.

Rescue crews attempted to administer emergency CPR on the victim, but Simone was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.

 

 

Rollover crash sends 1 man to hospital

ESCONDIDO – A man was seriously injured late Wednesday in a rollover crash on State Route 78.

The crash hit the guardrail and rolled over on its side on the freeway near Escondido around 11:57 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said the man was transported to a nearby hospital and officers are investigating the crash.

No other information was immediately available.

State Route 78 rollover crash sends 1 man to hospital

ESCONDIDO – A man was seriously injured late Wednesday in a rollover crash on State Route 78.

The crash hit the guardrail and rolled over on its side on the freeway near Escondido around 11:57 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said the man was transported to a nearby hospital and officers are investigating the crash.

No other information was available.

Route 146 site of two fatal crashes within hours

LINCOLN, R.I. (WPRI) – Two people were killed in two separate car crashes that occurred within hours of one another on the same local road Wednesday afternoon.

The two crashes occurred on Route 146, the first around 1:22 p.m. in North Providence and the second just hours later in Lincoln.

The first crash, according to Rhode Island State Police, was caused by a pedestrian walking into the right travel lane of Route 146 South. Police say the pedestrian, an unidentified 28-year-old man, was hit by a tractor trailer. He was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital but died shortly thereafter.

The driver operating the truck that hit the pedestrian is not facing any charges. Rhode Island State Police Captain Robert Wall said the driver “had no time to react” and was “very shaken up” when interviewed.

The second accident, police say, involved an elderly woman driving the wrong way on Route 146 South. The woman, an unidentified 89-year-old, crashed head-on into a pickup truck, police said. Lincoln firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life to remove the woman from her badly damaged car.

Rescue crews attempted to administer emergency CPR on the victim, but she was ultimately announced dead at the scene.

 

 

US 27 Near Frostproof Closed

About 1:45 p.m., Scott Divell, 45, of Clearwater was driving south on U.S. 27 in a semi-truck hauling a sailboat reported to be about 32 feet long, when the truck’s front tire blew out, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The truck veered off the road into the median and hit a guard rail just before a bridge near Lake Streety Road, the FHP said.

The impact caused the semi-truck to catch fire and the sailboat to partially detach.

Polk County Fire Rescue said the semi-truck trailer was destroyed and about 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a nearby creek. Hazmat crews are working to clean up the spill.

Divell received minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital, FHP said. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Fire Rescue spokesman Brad Ruhmann said the road is expected to be closed for several hours as crews clean up and investigate.

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising southbound drivers to detour onto Otto Polk Road to Frostproof Clay Pit Road to Avon Park Cutoff Road and then back onto U.S. 27. Northbound drivers are being directed onto South Scenic Highway.

Polk County Fire Rescue assisted the Frostproof Fire Department in extinguishing the fires. FHP is investigating.

This posting will be updated.

Semi-Truck Crash and Fire Closes U.S. 27 Lanes in Frostproof

About 1:45 p.m., Scott Divell, 45, of Clearwater was driving south on U.S. 27 in a semi-truck hauling a sailboat reported to be about 32 feet long, when the truck’s front tire blew out, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The truck veered off the road into the median and hit a guard rail just before a bridge near Lake Streety Road, the FHP said.

The impact caused the semi-truck to catch fire and the sailboat to partially detach.

Polk County Fire Rescue said the semi-truck trailer was destroyed and about 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into a nearby creek. Hazmat crews are working to clean up the spill.

Divell received minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital, FHP said. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Fire Rescue spokesman Brad Ruhmann said the road is expected to be closed for several hours as crews clean up and investigate.

The Florida Department of Transportation is advising southbound drivers to detour onto Otto Polk Road to Frostproof Clay Pit Road to Avon Park Cutoff Road and then back onto U.S. 27. Northbound drivers are being directed onto South Scenic Highway.

Polk County Fire Rescue assisted the Frostproof Fire Department in extinguishing the fires. FHP is investigating.

This posting will be updated.

1 Dead in Crash on Route 44 in Pomfret

One person has died in a two-car crash on Route 44/Mashamoquet Road in Pomfret, according to state police.

Police said 49-year-old Theodore Bolduc, of Willington, was driving a delivery van for SD Coffee eastbound on Route 44 near the intersection with Drown Road when his vehicle drifted across the center line, hit a tractor-trailer, then struck a utility pole.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Thomas D. Thompson, 25, of the Central Village section of Pomfret, was not injured, police said.

Route 44 was closed between Route 97 and Drown Road in Pomfret following the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Connecticut State Police Troop D at 860-848-6500.