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Drugs found in wreckage of deadly Southern Utah crash

By McKenzie Romero and Pat Reavy | Posted - Oct 15th, 2012 @ 11:59pm


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TOQUERVILLE, Washington County — Drugs were found in the wreckage of a single-vehicle accident on I-15 that left one man dead Monday.

Robert L. Mohlengraft, 63, of Cedar City, was killed when his vehicle went off I-15 near Toquerville.

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Joe Pastor said Mohlengraft was traveling north near Toquerville about 2:15 p.m. when his 1986 convertible Chevrolet Corvette left the roadway and flipped about 65 feet down an embankment, landing on its roof. The Mohlengraft was found dead at the scene.

The car had plowed through a closed construction area and continued traveling north along an embankment before tumbling end over end through a small quarry of rocks and down the embankment, police said.

Some bags were found along with cash in the vehicle, Pastor said. Police later confirmed the bags contained methamphetamine.

Police were still investigating the cause of the accident, as well as Mohlengraft's possible impairment. 

Email:mromero@deseretnews.com

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