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1 dead, 1 injured after head-on collision in Utah County

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-04 17:21:23-05

ELBERTA, Utah – A man was killed and a woman suffered minor injuries after two cars collided on State Route 68 in Utah County near Elberta Wednesday morning.

According to information from the Utah Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred near mile post 1.5 around 5:40 a.m. as a northbound Mitsubishi Mirage veered left of center and struck a Dodge Caravan traveling southbound head on.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, 30-year-old Santos Chavarria of Goshen, was killed on impact. Police stated he was not wearing a seat belt. The 22-year-old female driver of the Caravan was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries.

It was not clear what caused the driver of the vehicle to swerve and collide. FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.