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Man killed in I-80 rollover accident identified

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Sep 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-01 19:00:42-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 Sunday morning, Utah Highway Patrol officials said.

A silver Toyota traveling eastbound on I-80 veered to the left and into the median, where it rolled several times.

According to information from police, the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and died from his injuries. He was later identified as 52-year-old David Mecham of Syracuse.

A female passenger , 51-year-old Michelle Mecham, was wearing her seat belt, and she was transported by ambulance to a hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Investigators said they believe the driver fell asleep at the wheel.