1 injured, 1 dead after rollover crash near Vernal

UINTAH COUNTY, UT – Icy roads and strong winds could have been contributing factors in a fatal crash on State Route 40 Monday. 

The collision occurred before 8 p.m. on the eastbound lanes near Vernal, Gephardt Daily reported. 

The driver of a Dodge pickup truck lost control of her vehicle, which caused it to travel off course and roll over several times. The passenger, a 47-year-old man, was trapped inside, and the driver was thrown. 

The man and woman were transported to a hospital, where the woman eventually succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead. 

It is unclear if the man is in stable condition. 

Impairment does not appear to be a cause of Monday’s crash. Additional details are under investigation. 

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