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2 people dead after cars collide on highway; victims identified

(Utah Highway Patrol)


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HELPER, Carbon County — Two women died Friday in a head-on crash on U.S. 6, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Carolyn J. Ohearon, of Helper, was driving west when she crossed into the oncoming lanes about 12:50 p.m., troopers said. Ohearon's car went across both eastbound lanes before crashing head-on with a pickup truck, troopers said.

Ohearon, 38, died at the scene.

A passenger in the pickup truck, Charlene L. Oviatt, 61, of Huntington, was also killed.

The driver of the pickup, 62-year-old Jerry L. Oviatt, suffered "moderate injuries" and was taken to Castleview Hospital in Price by ambulance, according to troopers.

Both eastbound lanes of U.S. 6 were blocked for several hours while troopers investigated the crash. A UHP spokesman said Friday night that troopers may never know what caused Ohearon to cross into oncoming traffic.

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