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Cache County Fatal Crash from 5/31/24.

Monday June 3, 2024

On Friday, May 31, 2024, at approximately 6:39 am, a 1992 blue Ford Thunderbird was traveling west on SR-101. A Peterbuilt semi hauling cattle was traveling east in the same location. Just west of milepost 1, the Thunderbird drifted left over the centerline and struck the semi head-on. After the collision, the Thunderbird went sideways back to its right and off the shoulder of the roadway. The semi ran off the road to its right where it partially jackknifed. The semi was a hauling live cattle. The trailer did not over turn and two cattle were lost. The driver of the Peterbuilt was not injured. The 44-year-old male driver of the Thunderbird was the only occupant and stained fatal injures passed away at an area hospital. Lane closures affected SR-101 for 5 and 1/2 hours during the crash investigation.

Ford Driver (Fatal): Robert C Downs, Age: 44, From: Wellsville, Utah

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