Alcohol likely contributed to a southern Utah crash where a pickup truck slammed into a parked Utah Highway Patrol cruiser and a nearby tow truck.
UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said Tuesday that the pickup's driver remained in critical condition in a Salt Lake City hospital, but his vital signs had stabilized.
The crash occurred as UHP Sgt. Ryan Bauer was stopped near the median of Interstate 15 about 6:20 p.m. Monday, 3 miles southwest of Parowan. He was waiting for a tow truck to remove a vehicle from a previous crash when the northbound pickup drifted into the trooper's lane and hit his cruiser and the tow truck.