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Two dead after crash on Utah County highway

Posted at 2:38 PM, May 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-28 23:43:49-04

UTAH COUNTY — Two people were killed in a crash on a highway west of Utah Lake Saturday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m., a Hyundai Elantra went off the right side of the road while heading south on State Route 68 (12800 West).

The driver then overcorrected and veered into the oncoming lanes, where the car was t-boned by a northbound Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The crash occurred near mile marker 12, which is on the southwest side of the lake between Saratoga Springs and Goshen.

UHP Sgt. Devyn Gurney said there is a "significant" curve in the road area where the crash occurred.

First responders at the scene of a double-fatal crash in Utah County

There were two people in the Hyundai: a female driver and a "young" male passenger (age not specified), UHP said. The passenger died on impact and the driver died from her injuries after lifesaving measures were attempted.

Two people in the Jeep were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Gurney said speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash, and they do not suspect any intoxication.

The victims' identities have not yet been released.

First responders at the scene of a double-fatal crash in Utah County

All traffic was diverted from the highway for a few hours due to the crash response and investigation.