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Posted on: March 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update: Draper Police Seek Information About Explosion on Traverse Mountain

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Update 3-21-23: 

Draper Police Department is seeking any information on any suspicious people or vehicles in the area of the Traverse Mountains late Friday evening to early Saturday morning (3/17/23-3/18/23).  

We are also asking people who live in communities/neighborhoods near Steep Mountain Drive, Traverse Mountain, and the SunCrest areas of Draper and Lehi to review security cameras for any footage before or after the explosion on Traverse Mountain, which occurred shortly after 1:00 AM.  

Investigators have ruled out the possibility of the explosion being caused by space debris. This incident is being investigated as human-caused. 

If you have information on anything that may be suspicious, please contact the Draper Police Department at 801-840-4000.  Draper Police Case #23-6465.


Shortly after 1 AM on March 18 Draper Fire and Police responded to reports of a flash accompanied by a booming noise in the vicinity of Moab Way and Manila Drive. Responders were unable to locate anything at that time. 

Later in the morning, doorbell camera video was obtained that showed a bright flash of light with accompanying booming noise at 1:13 AM on the mountain northeast of the Salt Lake County Flight Park. Police continued with the investigation and later received a report from a hiker who had found indication of a possible explosion in the area. Salt Lake County Bomb Squad personnel and Draper Police Detectives were transported to the site via UHP helicopter and are actively investigating.   

Geneva Rock and Rocky Mountain Power have both confirmed that this incident is not related to any of their operations. 

At this time there is no indication of any threat to the public but authorities request that people stay out of the area while the investigation is being conducted. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Draper Police at 801-840-4000, Detective Oakland. 

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