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4th victim dies after fatal Heber City crash

4th victim dies after fatal Heber City crash

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HEBER CITY — Police have identified a fourth victim who died after sustaining critical injuries in a fatal head-on crash that occurred in Heber City Feb. 14.

Payson resident Darci Winger, 45, died Tuesday after suffering serious injuries in the accident that previously killed three other Utahns.

Around 7:20 a.m. on the day of the crash, Miguel Huitron, 27, from Salt Lake City, swerved into oncoming traffic on U.S. Route 40 and hit a Kia head-on, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce.

Winger and West Jordan resident Cindy Cruz, 27, were Huitron's passengers.

Police responded to the accident and pronounced Huitron dead on scene. Winger and Cruz were transported to a local hospital in critical condition where Cruz died shortly after, police said.

The driver of the Kia, Christina Macinauskas, 29, from Heber City, also died at a local hospital while her male passenger was transported in critical condition, according to Royce.

The accident occurred near the Wasatch Commons Apartments in Heber City, and both directions of the highway were closed at River Road while the accident was investigated. All lanes were reopened several hours later, police said.

The cars crashed on a wide portion of road, so investigators are still trying to determine why Huitron's vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, though Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Harley Watkins said he believes speed was a factor.

Both vehicles were driving about 10 miles per hour over the speed limit, Watkins said, and police are investigating any impairment as a possible factor.

More information will be released as it is received.

Liesl is a reporter at, section editor of KSL Tech and a student at Brigham Young University. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter at @liesl_nielsen.

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