Perry man dies in head-on collision after truck drifts out of lane

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PERRY CITY — A 45-year-old man died instantly when a truck drifted out of its lane and collided with his car Thursday, officials said.

The 1994 Ford Ranger was initially traveling in an inside northbound lane on State Road 89, but drifted into oncoming traffic near 2500 South in Perry City, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Investigators said the truck crashed head-on into the 45-year-old man's 2014 Toyota Yaris at about 5:57 p.m.

There was inclement weather with rain and snow at the time of the accident. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but UHP said a medical condition or impairment may have played a role.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts when the vehicles collided, according to UHP. The driver of the truck, a 59-year-old man, was transported to the hospital in Brigham City.

Investigators said the 45-year-old man who died is a Perry City resident. His name has not yet been released.

The southbound lanes of SR-89 were closed until 10 p.m.


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