Three People Die in Head-On Collision

Three People Die in Head-On Collision

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(KSL News) Two cars collided and caught fire on Highway 89 near Fairview. The crash killed three people.

The road reopened after 9 p.m. Monday.

State troopers say a truck going south crossed into the oncoming lane and slammed head-on into a truck going north. Both vehicles caught fire.

Three People Die in Head-On Collision

Troopers have identified the victims. The man driving southbound is 34-year-old Alec Bell from Mount Pleasant. In the northbound truck was 22-year-old Etikeni Samani and his wife, 21-year-old Trichelle, from Provo.

Sgt. Thayne Carlisle of the Utah Highway Patrol said, "We believe that all the occupants had suffered fatal injuries prior to the fire. But in any case, it was a horrific crash."

Three People Die in Head-On Collision

Troopers say they do not know what caused the car to swerve, but they are talking to witnesses. The accident delayed holiday traffic on Highway 89 for hours.

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