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Woman killed in rollover crash in icy conditions near Vernal

Bad weather is believed to have been a factor in a fatal rollover crash near Vernal on Monday night.

Bad weather is believed to have been a factor in a fatal rollover crash near Vernal on Monday night. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)


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VERNAL — A 43-year-old woman was killed in a rollover accident outside of Vernal on Monday in which bad weather likely contributed.

Just before 8 p.m., the woman was driving a 2011 Dodge 2500 pickup on U.S. 40. The Utah Highway Patrol says it was "snowing with blowing winds and iced-over roads" at the time.

The woman lost control of her truck, which went off the road to the right and rolled multiple times, the UHP states. Despite having a seat belt on, the woman was ejected from the vehicle. A 47-year-old man in the passenger seat was pinned.

Both were taken to a local hospital where the woman died from her injuries. Her name has not yet been released. Troopers said they do not believe impairment was a factor.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.

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