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Fog may have been factor in fatal accident

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Jan 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-23 19:44:24-05
Image courtesy Marshall Connelly.

Image courtesy Marshall Connelly.

SPANISH FORK, Utah – A man was killed in a car accident in Spanish Fork Thursday, and officials said poor visibility may have been a factor.

The accident occurred at the intersection of 2550 East and Highway 6.

Officials with the Spanish Fork Police Department said a semitrailer struck a car that was making a left turn, and the 48-year-old driver of the car, Nathan Hales, was killed instantly.

Officials said the dense fog may have contributed to the accident, as the driver of the semitrailer said he didn’t see the other vehicle until it was too late.

Police officials said Hales had a green light and the light was red in the semitrailer’s direction of travel. The driver told police he didn’t see Hales’ vehicle making a turn, and he said he slowed down because of the fog but entered the intersection sooner than expected.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.