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Fatal crash on I-70 at MM 148

Monday December 21, 2020

On December, 21st, 2020 at about 7:00 am near mile marker 148 on Interstate 70 (one mile west of the SR-24 turn-off to go to towards Hanksville) a westbound Toyota 4Runner left the road to the left, sharply came back across the road to the right and then it departed the roadway striking an embankment which caused the vehicle to roll numerous times. The vehicle had eight occupants, of which six were not seat-belted and were ejected during the rollover. The driver and front seat passenger were the only occupants wearing seat belts, they were not ejected. One adult female who was ejected died at the scene. Other occupants received varying injuries from critical to non-life threatening and were transported to local area hospitals. The crash involves foreign nationals from at least three different countries. SBI is assisting in the UHP investigation. There was fog in the area at the time of the accident, but it is unknown if visibility was a factor in the crash.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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