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SCIPIO -- A 10-year-old boy died when a van rolled on Interstate 15 near Scipio Wednesday morning. The Utah Highway Patrol says it happened between 9:30 and 10 a.m. A van was southbound at about milepost 191. The driver appears to have over corrected and the van rolled.
Trooper Cameron Roden, spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol, said, "There were eight occupants in the vehicle. Two of those occupants were ejected during the vehicle's roll, and others stayed in the vehicle. One of the occupants that stayed in the vehicle was killed."
That victim was 10-year-old boy John Vibas of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. He died at the scene.
Two people were flown to a hospital in Nephi in critical condition. Five others were driven to the hospital; four were in fair condition and one in serious condition.
Utah Highway Patrol investigators are now trying to look at what factors may have caused the driver of the van to lose control.
"What appeared to happen is the vehicle went off the left shoulder of the roadway," Roden said. "Driver corrected back to the right and then went to the left again. She was able to straighten up in the median but lost control, and the vehicle ended up rolling."
Investigators at this point are still trying to determine if the driver and passengers were wearing seat belts.
Interstate 15 was closed for about two hours, while the accident was investigated.