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Sunday November 28, 2021 Salt Lake City, UT

Media Alert


Press Release

US-40 fatal crash near Vernal (Updated 11/17/21)

Tuesday November 16, 2021

On 11/16/2021 at approximately 11:16 am, a gray Jeep Cherokee SUV was traveling west on US-40 at milepost 139.  A white 2017 Dodge RAM pickup was traveling east at the same location and drifted left of center.  The Dodge pickup struck the Jeep head-on.  The driver of the Jeep Cherokee was killed on impact and the driver of the Dodge pickup was transported by ground to a local hospital in critical condition.  The investigation is still ongoing at this time. Lane restrictions affected US-40 for about 2.5 hours during the investigation.

Jeep Driver (Fatal): Mary M Smuin Age: 67 From: Vernal, UT



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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