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Authorities identify man killed in head-on crash on U.S. 40 near Myton

Posted at 8:55 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 13:51:55-05

MYTON, Utah — One person was killed after troopers said a driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck a semi head-on in Duchesne County Wednesday morning.

Authorities identified the deceased Thursday as 43-year-old Joshua D. Mordecai of Vernal.

The Utah Highway Patrol states the crash occurred around 7:25 a.m. on U.S. 40 near mile post 100, in the area of Myton.

Myton is a small town in Duchesne County, southwest of Roosevelt.

Mordecai was driving a Honda Civic and traveling westbound when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit a semi head-on. The Civic was thrown off of the north shoulder and the semi drove off the same shoulder.

Troopers said Mordecai was wearing a seat belt, which broke. He was ejected from the car and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the semi was not injured.