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Two people killed in I-70 crash involving a wrong-way driver

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 13:33:43-04

SEVIER COUNTY, Utah — Two people were killed late Thursday in a crash involving a wrong-way driver on I-70 in Sevier County.

The crash happened just after 11:00 p.m. east of the town of Salina.

According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, a small white vehicle was reported to be traveling east in the westbound lanes.

A few minutes later, a head-on crash between the wrong-way car and a Ford Expedition was reported.

After the head-on, the Expedition was struck from behind by a semi truck.

The Expedition rolled down the road and into the median, landing on its wheels and catching on fire.

The driver of the small white car was ejected and died on-scene.

The driver of the Expedition was killed on impact and a passenger was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol and drug impairment are suspected as a contributing factor.

The names of the victims have yet to be released.

The people in the Expedition were visiting from Romania and authorities are working with the Romanian consulate to notify their next of kin.