Park City traffic accident claims one life (updated) |

Park City traffic accident claims one life (updated)

Wreck on Mine Road injures two others

A man from Orem died in a traffic accident on the Mine Road on Wednesday morning, the authorities said.

The Utah Highway Patrol identified the victim as Daniel Wakefield. He was 53.

The accident was reported at 7:29 a.m. The Utah Highway Patrol said the accident involved two vehicles. One is a sedan and the other is a truck of some sort, the agency said.

Two other people suffered injuries. The Utah Highway Patrol described the injuries to the others as being minor.

The accident forced the closure of the Mine Road for several hours.

The Mine Road is part of the state highway system and signed as S.R. 224. The section of road links Old Town and upper Deer Valley. It is an especially steep stretch, and there has been a series of traffic accidents over the years involving brake failures as trucks descend the road.

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