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Two teens dead after rollover crash in Box Elder County

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-03 09:13:56-04

CORRINE, Utah — Two teenagers have now died from injuries they sustained in a rollover crash Friday night in Box Elder County.

The accident occurred shortly before 10:40 p.m. when the 1997 Toyota 4Runner was northbound on East Promontory Road near 2000 South. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that the SUV drifted onto the right shoulder of the road, crossed over to the shoulder on the opposite side, then over-corrected back to the right and rolled at least two times.

All five people in the vehicle were ejected, and the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office said none appeared to be wearing seatbelts.

One man, later identified as 18-year-old River Manning, died at the scene before paramedics arrived.

Gage Manning, 17, was taken to a hospital by a medical helicopter, but the sheriff's office announced in an update Saturday night that he had succumbed to his injuries.

Three other people — a 19-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl — suffered serious injuries but are expected to recover.

Police say they are investigating alcohol and speeding as possible contributing causes of the crash.

"We express our condolences to the families and friends of the injured and deceased who are grieving during this difficult time," the sheriff's office wrote.