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Authorities identify man who died in Ft. Duchesne crash Sunday

By Jen Riess, | Updated - May 26, 2020 at 8:36 a.m. | Posted - May 24, 2020 at 8:08 p.m.

FORT DUCHESNE — A man is dead and a woman is in the hospital from a rollover crash Sunday morning.

The 30-year-old man and the 19-year-old female passenger were traveling on 7000 South, several miles south of the Four Corners intersection, at about 4:30 a.m., according to The Uintah County Sheriff's Office. Officials believe the driver struggled on the curve in the road, over-corrected and rolled the vehicle.

Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle, but the woman was able to walk and find help. She discovered the driver had died when she returned to the scene.

The driver was identified Tuesday as Trevor Shane John, of Randlett, according to the sheriff's office. As of Tuesday, there was no update on the condition of the woman, who was not identified.

Investigators believe alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

"Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seat belts," read a statement from the sheriff's office. Instead, deputies said, the seat belts had been fastened and the driver and passenger were sitting on top of them at the time of the crash."

Contributing: Jacob Klopfenstein,

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