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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- At least five people were killed in separate accidents over a busy Fourth of July weekend on Utah highways.
Highway Patrol officials blamed drowsy driving on at least two fatal accidents yesterday morning.
The first crash claimed two lives on Highway 89 about four miles north of Hatch in Garfield County. 18-year-old Pablo Cruz and 28-year-old Daniel Riviera, both of Kearns, died after their car drifted into oncoming traffic while going around a curve.
Samuel Mojica, of Salt Lake City, died early yesterday morning when he lost control of his car on Interstate 80 near Wendover and rolled.
A married couple, 28-year-old Kyle Baldwin and 29-year-old Jennifer Baldwin, died yesterday afternoon after colliding head-on with a pickup driving in the wrong lane on State Route 40 near Heber.
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