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MANILA, Daggett County — Two people were killed and three others were hospitalized following a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon.
Just before 5 p.m., a man was driving northbound on state Route 44 when his Chrysler minivan swerved off the road, rolling at least three times, according to a written statement from Daggett County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Susie Potter.
The driver, identified as 48-year-old Mark Mathews, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, identified as Sage Edson, was ejected from the vehicle and also pronounced dead at the scene.
A 25-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported by medical helicopter to a Salt Lake City hospital, Potter said. Two other passengers — a female and an 11-year-old boy — were taken to Ashley Valley Medical Center in Vernal with minor injuries. The family is from the Bountiful area, the statement said.
Potter said both the driver and the front passenger were restrained, but the sheriff’s office believes the passengers in the rear of the minivan were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.