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2 people killed when Jeep rolls off cliff near Moab

By Ashley Fredde, | Posted - Apr. 20, 2021 at 9:28 p.m.

MOAB — Two men were killed after their Jeep rolled off a cliff's edge on Saturday, the Moab City Police Department said Tuesday.

According to a statement from Moab police, two men completed the "Devil's Crack" obstacle on the Moab Rim Jeep Trail about 1:35 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told officials they then exited the Jeep to assist others with the obstacle.

Once the two men reentered the vehicle, a loud pop was heard, and the Jeep began rolling backward, troopers said. Witnesses said the Jeep then tumbled off the cliff's edge and rolled over several times.

Utah Highway Patrol investigated the crash and said it is believed to be due to a mechanical failure, but the investigation remains active.

The men were identified as Brian Peter, 56, of Peoria, Arizona, and Jason Chapman, 47, of Phoenix.

Further information was not released.

Correction: A previous version reported the statement came from Utah Highway Patrol. The statement was from Moab City Police Department.


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