MONTICELLO, San Juan County — Three people were killed and another person was critically injured in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 191 Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Kenneth Harding, 75, and Frances Harding, 73, of Goodman, Arizona, as well as 68-year-old Patricia Storm, of Minot, North Dakota, were killed in the crash, according to Utah Highway Patrol officials. Troopers didn't identify the individual critically injured in the crash.
Shortly after 4:15 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a crash on the highway about 23 miles north of Monticello.
Troopers said a person was driving a Ford F-150 southbound on the highway when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle veered into the northbound lane and collided with a Ford Expedition towing an 18-foot boat.
Kenneth Harding, who was driving the Expedition, and Frances Harding, the passenger in the vehicle, were pronounced dead at the scene. Storm was a passenger in the F-150 and also died at that scene, troopers said.
The driver of the F-150 was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, in critical condition. Troopers added that all four individuals were wearing seat belts.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.