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Fatal crash at milepost 34 on SR-89

Sunday December 1, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7623 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 12-02-2019 00:48)

Notification Made By: Sgt. Lamar Heaton
Section: 12 // District: C

Date: 12-01-2019

Time: 19:20

Location: SR-89

Mile Post: 34

Travel Direction: North

Inv. Agency: UHP

Inv. Officer: UHP

Initial Description:
A Ford van was southbound on SR-89 at a high rate of speed near mm 34. For an unknown reason the van crossed over the center line and struck a northbound Acura SUV head on. All three occupants of the Acura were fatally injured. The driver of the van was transported to Dixie Regional hospital via Classic air guard. A third southbound minivan hit debris from the crash, disabling the minivan. After the collision the Ford van caught fire and burned; identification of the van is still underway. Notification to the families of the decedents is ongoing.

Update: The three deceased occupants of the Acura are, Aurtro V Torres, age 31, of Salt Lake City, Renae Cobain, age 19, of Magna, and Laura D Cobain-Rodriguez, age 27, of Salt Lake City.

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