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UHP trooper struck while outside vehicle in icy Sardine Canyon

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle while he was outside his car checking on other accident victims on state Route 91 around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle while he was outside his car checking on other accident victims on state Route 91 around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Utah Department of Transportation

WELLSVILLE, Cache County — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was struck by a vehicle while he was outside his car checking on other accident victims on state Route 91 around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The trooper, Sgt. Cade Brenchley, was undergoing treatment for injuries to his head and lower extremities that were not considered to be life-threatening, according to the UHP. He was expected to stay in the hospital overnight as a precaution.

Both lanes of state Route 91 in Sardine Canyon were temporarily closed while emergency crews responded to the crashes.

The highway was hit by heavy snowfall Sunday, which contributed to several crashes in the canyon about 5 miles outside of Logan, according to the UHP.