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UHP identifies woman killed in truck-trailer accident

By Haley Smith | Posted - Oct 21st, 2013 @ 6:56am


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CEDAR CITY — One person is dead and two others are in the hospital after a pick-up truck and trailer chain flipped, pinning the victims inside the vehicle.

It appears this group was headed home from some type of weekend outing around 9 p.m. Sunday.

According to UHP, a 1972 pickup was pulling two separate trailers on 1-15 just outside of Cedar City. The first trailer was a travel trailer and the second was a flat-bed pulling 4-wheelers.

UHP said the 53-year-old driver stated he felt the chain of trailers start to swerve. He put on the brakes but lost control. The pick-up ran off the road and flipped. UHP said the three people inside where pinned.

The driver was air lifted to a Las Vegas hospital in critical condition.

A passenger, 50-year-old Sara Oliver, was pronounced dead on the scene. A 12-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

UHP is still investigating but said only one passenger inside the truck was wearing a seat belt. Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Contributing: Mary Richards

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