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Two dead, one injured in Juab Co. crash

Posted at 10:43 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 16:15:33-04

JUAB COUNTY, Utah — Two people died Wednesday morning in a crash on SR-132 in Juab County.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevy Suburban with three people inside struck a service truck near mile marker 14 on SR-132.

The Suburban was traveling east in heavy fog when the driver tried to pass a semitrailer.

“The Suburban was passing (in a passing zone) a semi that was also traveling east. The Suburban met a westbound 2017 Peterbuilt service truck. The service truck attempted to avoid a collision but met the Suburban nearly head on,” a news release from UHP said.

Two people in the front of the passenger car suffered fatal injuries, and a child who was in a car seat in the back was taken by helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The child is expected to survive.

The driver of the service truck was uninjured and is cooperating with the investigation, according to UHP.

Eveyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt.

On Thursday, UHP identified the deceased as 39-year-old Kenneth R. Nielson and 39-year-old Lena R. Tanner, both of Delta.