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Idaho man killed in weather-related accident

Idaho man killed in weather-related accident

(Utah Department of Safety)

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CARBON COUNTY — An Idaho man was killed Thursday in a weather-related accident on U.S. 6 in Carbon County near Helper.

At about 3 p.m. on Thursday, a Toyota 4Runner was traveling east on U.S. 6 near mile marker 264 when a “sudden, heavy downpour” occurred, the Utah Highway Patrol reported. The driver lost control and spun into the westbound lane where it struck a Ford Escort on the driver’s side door, killing the driver of the Escort.

Police identified the driver of the Escort as 22-year-old Jack Le Roy Seiber from Blackfoot, Idaho.

The driver of the 4Runner was not injured, but his two passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The road was closed down for a short period for a helicopter landing, then traffic was restricted to one lane for several hours while authorities completed their investigation.

Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.



Martha Ostergar


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