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1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash west of Fillmore

By Lauren Bennett, KSL.com | Posted - Mar. 30, 2020 at 5:02 p.m.


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FILLMORE — One man was killed in a head-on collision on Monday after smoke reduced visibility on the road, Utah Highway Patrol officials said.

The crash, which left two others seriously injured, occurred at about noon on state Route 100 west of Fillmore.

A landowner in the area was burning stubble in a field and smoke was blowing across the highway, troopers said. The incident reduced visibility for a 2003 Buick Century and 2008 Ford pickup truck that each entered the smoke at about the same time.

The Buick crossed the center divide into oncoming traffic and struck the truck head-on, killing the man who was driving the Buick and critically injuring his passenger, troopers said.

The passenger was flown via medical helicopter to a hospital along the Wasatch Front, officials said. The name of the Buick's driver was not released.

The truck’s driver also suffered serious injuries and was flown to a trauma center.

The road was closed in the area for about four hours while officials investigated but it has since reopened.

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