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1 dead, 5 injured in crash north of Helper

One person died and five others were injured in a crash near Helper on Sunday. (Weston Kenney, KSL TV)



HELPER — One person is dead and five others were injured after a Sunday crash on U.S. 191 about 4 miles north of Helper, police say.

The crash occurred at 6:40 p.m. and involved two vehicles, according to Utah Highway Patrol trooper Chris Bishop.

A 2007 GMC Canyon was northbound on the highway, but was going too fast around a right turn in the area and crossed into oncoming traffic, according to the UHP. The Canyon crashed head-on into a southbound 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 that was towing a boat.

The Canyon caught on fire after the crash, according to troopers.

The occupants of the Ram, two adults and three children, were taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. The driver of the Canyon was the only occupant of that car, but it's not clear if the driver was the person who died in the crash.

The highway was closed during the crash investigation but reopened Monday morning, the highway patrol said.

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