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Police identify man killed in crash involving dump truck in Magna

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Posted at 4:32 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 20:40:58-04

MAGNA, Utah -- Police confirm one person is dead Wednesday after a car apparently swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a dump truck head-on in Magna.

The crash occurred in the area of 3100 South and 8400 West. FOX 13 News first heard report of the crash around 4:15 p.m.

Police at the scene said a 53-year-old man was driving northbound in a car when he drifted into the oncoming lanes and struck the truck head-on. It is not clear why he drifted into oncoming traffic.

The driver of the car, later identified as 53-year-old Sheldon Mark Dickinson of Magna, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Lt. Lex Bell, Unified Police Department, initially told FOX 13 News the crash involved a pedestrian, but he later stated the crash involved a dump truck and car.