FARMINGTON — Two people died in a head-on crash on Legacy Parkway apparently caused by a wrong-way driver, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the southbound lanes at mile post 10 in Farmington, UHP Sgt. Lawrence Hopper said.

A white sedan was going the wrong direction, northbound in the southbound lanes, when it collided with a silver sedan, Hopper said.

A man in the back seat of the white car and a woman front-seat passenger in the silver vehicle were killed.

The driver of the silver car was airlifted to the University of Utah Hospital in extremely critical condition, according to Hopper, while the driver and a second passenger in the white car were taken to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fatal crash on Legacy Parkway in Farmington

Scene of a crash on Legacy Parkway in Farmington, Utah, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, that killed two people.

“We don’t know yet the cause of the crash, whether a medical issue, impairment, distracted driving ...,” Hopper said.

He said investigators plan to interview the driver of the white car.

Names and ages of the victims were withheld pending notification of relatives.

The southbound side of the highway was shut down for more than two hours, as well as one lane of the northbound side. Hopper said southbound traffic was easily diverted to Interstate 15.

You can reach reporter Mark Shenefelt at or 801 625-4224. Follow him on Twitter at @mshenefelt.

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