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Sevier County Fatal Crash

Wednesday May 3, 2023

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at approximately 8:00 PM, A tan Hyundai Sonata was traveling east on a dirt road just West of Richfield. The vehicle driver was traveling too fast for the road and lost control, causing the vehicle to roll. When the vehicle overturned, one of the passengers, a 15-year-old male, was reportedly standing up through the sunroof, filming. He was pinned under the vehicle and died on the scene. The vehicle was occupied by two other juveniles, a 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male. Both were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Investigators are currently working to properly identify who was driving the vehicle at the time. Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributor to this incident. Our Utah Highway Patrol Troopers are working closely with our State Bureau of Investigation agents along with the Sevier County Attorney’s office on any further actions. The Department of Public Safety offers its deepest condolences to the parents and loved ones of the 15-year-old teen. This incident is still under investigation. 

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