Two in critical condition following head-on collision on Highway 89

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah (ABC4 News) - Two men are in critical condition after a head-on collision on Highway 89 in Pleasant View Sunday morning. 

Pleasant View Police Chief Ryon Hadley said the crash happened at about 10:45 a.m. when a dark colored SUV was headed west on 2700 North and a white passenger car was headed south on Highway 89 and they collided at the intersection. 

When the first responding officer arrived the white car was on fire but Hadley said he was able to put it out with his extinguisher fairly quickly. 

Emergencies crews spent quite some time trying to extricate the 35-year-old driver of the white vehicle and his 35-year old male passenger, both from Box Elder County. 

Hadley said there was an off duty nurse from Pleasant View on scene who they say helped them out tremendously in caring for the men as they were extricated and taken to the hospital. The driver was taken by air ambulance and the passenger by ground transport to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, both in critical condition. 

The 35-year-old driver of the SUV, who is from North Ogden, was taken by ground ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries to the hospital. 

Hadley said witnesses have indicated the light was green for east-west drivers but they are still trying to determine the exact cause of the crash. Responders from Pleasant View, Harrisville, North Ogden, Weber County Sheriff and troopers with Utah Highway Patrol were all on scene. 

The intersection was closed for some time as they cleared the scene however it has now since been re-opened. 

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