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Fatal Crash on US-89 (Updated)(Name Correction)

Wednesday March 6, 2024

On Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at approximately 2:55 pm,  a Sanpete County School District bus, was stationary in the northbound lanes of SR-89 at MP 285 with its flashing lights and stop signs dropping off students.  Two elementary-age students were off the bus and on the right shoulder.  A Honda Accord was northbound and for an unknown reason, did not notice the bus, attempting to stop momentarily before crashing into the back of the bus.  The 42-year-old male driver of the Honda sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported by helicopter. There were 10 elementary aged students on the bus but were uninjured.  The school district facilitated all transportation and reunification of the students.  The driver of the Honda later died at the hospital as a result of his injuries. US-89 was closed until about 18:30 hours for investigation and cleanup.

Honda Driver (Fatal): Klinton Draper Age: 42 From: Fairview, UT

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

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