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Two killed in head-on crash near Green River identified

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 17:44:04-05

GREEN RIVER, Utah — Two people died Friday morning after a head-on crash on SR-6 near Green River.

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred at 7:25 a.m. near mile marker 296.

The vehicles involved were a Ford F-150 was traveling west and a Toyota Camry traveling east. DPS officials said fog was likely contributing factor in the crash.

The driver of the Camry died at the scene, and the driver of the F-150 was transported from the scene by ambulance, but also died from injuries suffered in the crash.

“Investigators are using a drone to diagram the scene. This will help us better reconstruct what actually happened to cause this awful crash,” a news release from DPS said.

The driver of the Camry was identified by DPS officials as Jim R. Nelson, 37, of Price, Utah. The driver of the F150 was identified as William James T Palmer, 33 of Moab, Utah.