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2 youth killed in Spanish Fork Canyon crash identified

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Apr 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-03 22:48:51-04

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A spokesman for the Utah Highway Patrol said two people died Thursday afternoon in a crash on U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon.

Police later identified the victims as 16-year-old Katherine P. Marcus of Ogden and 12-year-old Taylor Marcus of Ogden.

Officials said both victims were wearing seat belts.

Utah Highway Patrol officials told FOX 13 News the 16-year-old was driving and moved from Highway 89 to Highway 6, when she was hit broadside by a Jeep carrying two adults and one child.

The two occupants of the car were killed in the crash. Officials said the three people in the Jeep were injured but are expected to make a full recovery. Officials said the injuries sustained by those in the Jeep were not serious.

The Utah Department of Transportation reported the crash occurred near mile post 187, just west of U.S. 89.

The crash forced officials to close the eastbound lanes of U.S. 6., but one westbound lane remained open to allow alternating traffic through. UDOT officials stated around 5:30 p.m. that the scene had been cleared and all lanes were open.

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