Double fatal on SR-40 in Duchesne County
On the evening of October 11, 2020 at approximately 8:16 pm a Ford Explorer traveling eastbound struck a cow at mile post 102 on SR-40 in Duchesne County. The driver of the Ford stopped and got out of the Ford. A Hyundai Sonata traveling behind the Ford stopped near the Ford and a backseat passenger exited the Hyundai. Both individuals were on the shoulder of the roadway, when a GMC pickup travelling westbound, came upon the dead cow in the road, struck it, lost control, and struck the Ford. The Ford was propelled forward by the impact and struck both individuals standing on the shoulder.
A male died on impact, and a female was transported by ambulance to Uintah Basin Medical Center where she passed away from her injuries a short time later. The driver of the GMC was not injured.
The driver the ford was the male from Roosevelt, age 48 and the passenger of the Hyundai was the female from Vernal, age 31.
Three other occupants of the Hyundai were not injured.
The road was partly closed while UHP investigated this fatal accident, but is now reopened.
The deceased male is Cody Marx of Roosevelt.
The deceased female is Whitney A Corbridge of Vernal.