1 seriously hurt after intentional wrong-way crash in Green River

GREEN RIVER, UT – Drugs, alcohol, and suicide attempts contributed to a head-on crash on Friday, Dec. 30. 

The collision occurred before 6:30 p.m. on I-70, KSL TV reported. A driver of a Mitsubishi Lancer intentionally drove on the opposite lanes and collided with a Jeep Wrangler head-on. 

The driver of the Mitsubishi was identified as 30-year-old Elijah James Schaller was under the influence of meth and marijuana and had suicidal thoughts.  

Schaller sustained unspecified injuries and is facing multiple charges, which include two counts of murder, a second-degree felony, and more; he was booked into Emery County Jail. 

The passenger of the Jeep Wrangler was unharmed, while the driver was seriously injured. 

If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by the wrongdoings of another driver in Utah, our team of Utah car accident lawyers is ready to hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions and work towards the justice you deserve. Connect with Swenson & Shelley PLLC by calling us at (435) 265-4523 or filling out a contact form to book a free consultation. 

Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.