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Police identify man killed during crash with semitruck in Weber County

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Police identify man killed during crash with semitruck in Weber County

By Liesl Nielsen, | Posted - Aug. 1, 2018 at 2:15 p.m.

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FARR WEST, Weber County — Police identified a man who died Tuesday after his car was pinned against a fence during a crash with a semitruck in Farr West, Weber County.

Trent Michael Thinnes, 33, of Mantua, Box Elder County, was traveling north on 2000 West near 3700 North when a southbound semitrailer drifted into the northbound lane and hit another car near Thinnes' vehicle, according to an emailed statement from the Weber County Sheriff's Office.

The impact caused the semitruck to lose control and hit Thinnes' car. Both veered off the road and Thinnes' car was pinned against a large metal fence, officials said.

Thinnes was the only occupant in his vehicle. A 71-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman who were in the other vehicle the semitruck hit were injured. Both were taken to a local hospital and are in serious but stable condition, according to police.

Investigators believe the semitruck was traveling the speed limit. Investigators are uncertain if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, police said.

The crash is still under investigation.

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