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30-year-old man killed in Uintah County rollover crash

Posted at 10:04 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 00:07:18-04

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — One man is dead after a rollover crash early Sunday morning in Uintah County.

According to the Uintah County Sheriff's Office, a 30-year-old man was driving on 7000 South, just south of Fort Duchesne, around 4:30 a.m. when the vehicle rolled, ejecting him and a 19-year-old female passenger. Investigators believe he lost control and over-corrected while going through a curve in the road.

The passenger walked to get help, and officials say the driver was dead when she returned.

Alcohol and speed were likely factors in the crash, authorities say, and neither person was wearing a seat belt — they say they both seat belts were buckled but the man and women were sitting on top of them.

The woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries; the severity of her injuries or current condition were not released.
The deceased driver's name has not been released.