Crash at 1860 S. State Street 01

A two-car crash near 1860 S. State St. is investigated by members of the Provo Police Department on Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018, in Provo.

A person is dead after a head-on collision near the intersection of 1860 South and State Street in south Provo.

According to Sgt. Nisha King with the Provo Police Department, a driver went into the wrong lane, putting them directly “opposite” other vehicles, at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday.

“One vehicle was traveling east; one was traveling west,” King said.

The car then collided with another car head on.

Each driver, one a female and the other male, were transferred to Utah Valley Hospital, according to King. All traffic on 1860 South near the Springville border was closed for approximately two-and-a-half hours.

King said she didn’t know why one of the drivers went into the opposite lane but pointed out that a police investigation team was on the scene.

King did not disclose the name of the deceased person.

Rhett Wilkinson is the crime and courts reporter for the Daily Herald. He can be reached at