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2 dead, 1 injured in Juab County crash

By Carter Williams, | Updated - Apr 17th, 2019 @ 12:27pm | Posted - Apr 17th, 2019 @ 10:50am

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LEAMINGTON, Millard County — Two people died and another was airlifted to a hospital after a crash on state Route 132 Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Emergency crews were dispatched to a report of a crash on the highway about six miles northeast of the Millard-Juab county line shortly before 9 a.m., according to Utah Highway Patrol officials.

Troopers said a 2002 Chevy Suburban was traveling east and tried to pass a semitruck in a passing lane when it collided with a 2017 Peterbilt service truck traveling west. The driver of the service truck attempted to avoid the SUV but the two vehicles collided head-on, officials added.

A man driving the SUV and a front seat passenger were killed in the crash. Their names and ages were not immediately released. A child in the back seat of the SUV was flown to Utah Valley Hospital. The condition of the child wasn't released, but troopers said the child is expected to survive.

The driver of the service truck was not injured. All individuals involved in the crash were wearing seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation, but troopers added there was heavy fog in the area at the time of the collision.

The highway was closed in the area and traffic was rerouted to U.S. Highway 6 for a few hours, but Utah Department of Transportation officials report the highway has since reopened.

Carter Williams

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