Off-duty deputy killed in head-on collision on SR-132

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 10:42:29-04

JUAB COUNTY, Utah — An off-duty Sanpete County Deputy was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Juab County Saturday evening, and SR-132 was closed in both directions in the area of the crash.

Police identified the Deputy killed as 27-year-old Justin Scott of Nephi.

The crash occurred around 7 p.m. on SR-132 near mile post 41. The Deputy was traveling west on SR-132 in his personal Kia Optima when his vehicle entered a right curve and drifted out of it’s lane and into oncoming traffic, police said.

According to authorities a Dodge Durango hit the Kia Optima and Scott was killed on impact.

An adult male and 4-year-old passenger who were riding in the Durango were flown from the scene in critical condition. An adult female and two other children also riding in the Durango were taken by ambulance to Central Valley Medical Center. Those two children were later flown from the Medical Center to Primary Children’s Hospital.

All riders in both vehicles were wearing seat belts, police said.

FOX 13 News has reached out to authorities for additional information, and we will update this story as more details emerge.