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Video Roundup: Wasatch County Council backs bypass, construction worker killed in crane accident

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Wasatch County Council backs US-40 bypass

The Wasatch County Council approved a resolution on Wednesday, May 15, supporting a bypass from US-40 to US-189 around Heber City to reduce traffic congestion. The council emphasized the need for better mobility while preserving the county’s rural character, reflecting past commitments to open space and agricultural protection. 

Construction worker killed by crane accident in Park City

Construction worker Harold “Buck” Parker, of Heber, was killed on the morning of Saturday, May 18, in the Promontory area of Summit County when his crane went over an embankment, crushing him. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

Attempted murder suspects arrested after firing nearly 50 rounds into crowded Summit County party

Two people were arrested after a large party at a rental property in Peoa on Sunday, May 19, where nearly 50 gunshots were fired, injuring at least two. The two men face multiple charges including attempted murder and gun possession. Deputies found over 300 attendees at the party and 48 shell casings, with surveillance footage showing multiple shooters.

Driver found dead as semi truck is lifted from Deer Creek Reservoir

Rescue crews lifted a semi truck carrying 12,000 gallons of propane from Deer Creek Reservoir after a fatal crash on Monday, May 20. The driver, an unidentified Utah man, lost control on Highway 189, causing the truck to jackknife into the reservoir. The highway was closed until Tuesday evening. A small diesel spill occurred, but officials expect minimal impact.The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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