, Utah Highway Patrol
VERNAL — Three people were injured Friday in a crash that briefly shut down Highway 40.
The crash happened a mile west of Vernal about 7:45 a.m. when a 24-year-old Roosevelt man driving a Chevrolet pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
The Chevrolet crashed head-on into a Dodge pickup truck occupied by a 28-year-old Colorado man and a 32-year-old South Carolina woman, troopers said.
The impact sent the Dodge off the roadway and caused the Chevrolet to roll onto its roof. The Chevrolet slid for several hundred feet before coming to a stop, troopers said.
Troopers have not released the names of the people involved in the crash. All three were injured. They were taken to Ashley Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The crash shut down U.S. 40 for about 30 minutes. Alcohol use is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash, troopers said.
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