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1 dead, 1 injured in Summit County head-on crash, authorities say

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - May 23rd, 2019 @ 11:02am

PEOA, Summit County — One person died and another suffered critical injuries in a Thursday morning crash in Summit County, authorities say.

The crash took place about 8:46 a.m. near 4650 W. Browns Canyon Road, just south of Rockport Reservoir in Summit County, according to a news release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

A 2012 Toyota Camry was driving west on Browns Canyon Road and veered into oncoming traffic, according to the news release. The Camry collided head-on with a 2008 Toyota Highlander, the release states.

The 63-year-old female driver of the Camry, who is from Oakley, died during the crash, according to the release. The 31-year-old man who was driving the Highlander, who is from Peoa, suffered critical injuries and was transported to a hospital in the Salt Lake area.

The two people were not identified in the release. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation, but there were no other witnesses.

Jacob Klopfenstein

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