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Fatal Crash MM 100 U.S. 40 near Myton

Wednesday November 6, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7558 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 11-06-2019  09:11)

Section: 5 // District: B

Date: 11-06-2019

Time: 07:25

Location: SR-40

Mile Post: 100

Travel Direction: West

Inv. Agency: UHP

Initial Description:
        A Honda Civic was traveling westbound on US-40 at MM 100.  A semi tractor pulling a tanker and pup was traveling eastbound at the same location.  The Civic suddenly swerved in front of the tractor-trailer and a head-on collision was a result.  The Civic was thrown off of the north shoulder of the roadway and the tractor drove off of the same shoulder.  The driver of the tractor was not injured.  The driver and only occupant of the Civic received fatal injuries.  He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.  The seat belt broke and the driver was ejected from the car. 

The deceased driver is Joshua D Mordecai, age 43, of Vernal.



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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