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Kobe Arceneaux Allegedly Arrested After Head-On Collision in Spanish Fork Canyon Leaves One Critically injured

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Note: this is not a photo of the actual car accident near Spanish Fork

In Utah County, Utah, a serious accident occurred in Spanish Fork Canyon, where a driver reportedly caused a head-on collision, severely injuring another motorist and leading to a significant road closure. The incident, which took place around 5:40 p.m. on a Sunday, involved a Chevy Silverado veering into opposing traffic on U.S. 6 near Thistle, striking a Mazda directly.

The driver allegedly at fault, 23-year-old Kobe Jake Arceneaux from Abbeville, Louisiana, was subsequently detained and faces multiple charges, including severe injury due to negligent vehicle operation, obstruction of justice, driving under the influence (DUI), failing to maintain his lane, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Following the accident, an off-duty officer among the first responders assisted in extricating the critically injured Mazda driver, who was airlifted to a hospital. The driver's latest medical status was not available the following day.

Witnesses allegedly reported seeing Kobe Arceneaux disposing of items over a concrete barrier into nearby bushes shortly after the crash. Arceneaux allegedly confessed to having consumed marijuana in New Mexico earlier that day. Authorities later found discarded marijuana near the site.

After receiving medical attention for minor injuries, Arceneaux was allegedly taken into custody for a DUI investigation. The road closure due to the accident caused extensive traffic delays, stretching up to five miles in both directions near Red Narrows that evening.

Auto Accidents like these can be a traumatic and life-altering experiences. In such challenging times, having the right legal representation becomes crucial for ensuring the rights of you and your loved ones are protected. If you or someone you know has recently suffered injuries in a car accident like this in Utah, Eaton Injury Law is ready to provide the support and legal expertise you need during this challenging time. As a dedicated car accident law firm in Utah, Eaton Injury Law brings a wealth of experience and a compassionate approach to every case. For a free consultation, reach out to Eaton Injury Law at 385-333-7711, or email for professional guidance and representation.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Eaton Injury Law immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 



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