Fatality on US 395


On June 22, 2021 at approximately 1207 hours CHP Dispatch notified CHP units of a collision involving multiple vehicles on US 395 north of Flux Road. Traffic was stopped due to a prior collision within the vicinity. Upon arrival, CHP Officer Pratt, ID 18094, located a Red GMC Yukon that was rear-ended by a white tractor-trailer combination. The driver of the tractor-trailer combination failed to slow for stopped traffic ahead, and collided with the rear of the Yukon, crushing the Yukon against the rear of a tractor trailer that was stopped in front of the Yukon. Janesville Fire Department and Milford Fire Department arrived on scene to assist Officer Pratt. Emergency personnel were unable to revive the occupants of the Yukon. However, EMS personnel were able to stabilize Mr. Virts, the driver of the tractor-trailer combination. Mr. Virts was transported to Renown Hospital for his injuries. The occupants of the Yukon were pronounced deceased by Deputy Coroner Canham. This collision is currently under investigation. Traffic on US 395 was adversely impacted for several hours.