A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was hospitalized after being hit by a car while responding to crashes that closed Highway 91 in Sardine Canyon.

After heavy snowfall, there were several crashes in the canyon. The trooper was outside his vehicle responding to a crash when he was hit, according to a UHP news release. He was transported to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to UHP.

The highway was closed in both directions, but southbound traffic opened up just after 6 p.m. The highway fully opened at about 7 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol) Multiple cars crashed in Sardine Canyon during heavy snow Sunday, March 25, 2018, and one car crashed into a Utah Highway Patrol trooper, who was hospitalized.
(Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol) Multiple cars crashed in Sardine Canyon during heavy snow Sunday, March 25, 2018, and one car crashed into a Utah Highway Patrol trooper, who was hospitalized.
(Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol) Multiple cars crashed in Sardine Canyon during heavy snow Sunday, March 25, 2018, and one car crashed into a Utah Highway Patrol trooper, who was hospitalized.
(Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol) Multiple cars crashed in Sardine Canyon during heavy snow Sunday, March 25, 2018, and one car crashed into a Utah Highway Patrol trooper, who was hospitalized.
(Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol) Multiple cars crashed in Sardine Canyon during heavy snow Sunday, March 25, 2018, and one car crashed into a Utah Highway Patrol trooper, who was hospitalized.
(Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol) Multiple cars crashed in Sardine Canyon during heavy snow Sunday, March 25, 2018, and one car crashed into a Utah Highway Patrol trooper, who was hospitalized.