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2 killed in rollover crash on US 40 in Duchesne County

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(Scott G Winterton, KSL, File)



DUCHESNE — Two people were killed after their vehicle rolled over on U.S. 40 in Duchesne County, according to authorities.

Around 3 p.m. Saturday, two people were traveling eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 1997 Jeep Cherokee about 20 miles west of Duchesne, Utah Highway Patrol said in a press release. As the driver was approaching a curve about two miles before state Route 208, the Jeep "ran off the road to the right, and overcorrected to the left," according to the UHP. The driver then overcorrected to the right again and the Jeep started rolling as it went off the road.

Both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle and died from their injuries.

Troopers are investigating which occupant was the driver, whether the occupants were wearing seat belts and if alcohol was involved.

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