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Double fatal on SR-132 MM 14

Wednesday April 17, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 6995 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 04-17-2019 11:35)

Section: 14 // District: A
Date: 04-17-2019
Time: 08:52
Location: SR-132
Mile Post: 14
Travel Direction: East
Inv. Agency: Utah Highway Patrol
Initial Description:
On SR-132 mile marker 14, eight miles east of Leamington, in Juab County, a 2002 Chevy Suburban was traveling east, in heavy fog. The Suburban was passing (in a passing zone) a semi that was also traveling east. The Suburban met a westbound 2017 Peterbuilt service truck. The service truck attempted to avoid a collision but met the Suburban nearly head on. The male driver and front seat passenger of the Suburban died as a result of the crash, a child who was in a car seat in the back seat was flown by helicopter from the scene to Utah Valley Hospital and is expected to survive. The Driver of the service truck sustained no injuries and is cooperating with the investigation. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.

Correction: The basic information on this incident that was initially put out on Twitter stated a passenger car rolled. There was no rollover.

Update: The deceased driver is Kenneth R Nielson, age 39, of Delta, the deceased passenger is Lena R Tanner, age 39, of Delta.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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