KANE COUNTY, UT – Officials have identified the names and identities of the three people killed in a crash on U.S. 89 Tuesday.
The collision occurred twenty-two miles southeast of Kanab, according to St. George News. The driver of a white Honda SUV came upon slippery road conditions and lost control of the car. He or she went onto the north and westbound lanes and collided head-on with a red Nissan Altima.
The driver of the Honda was airlifted to a hospital for critical, life-threatening injuries. The passenger, 64-year-old Smita Patel from Anaheim, California, succumbed to deadly injuries. Another Honda occupant was taken to a hospital where his or her condition is unknown at this time.
In addition, the Nissan passenger, a 16-year-old boy, and the Nissan driver – 46-year-old Deana Steggell, of Willard, Utah, both gave in to their injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Impairment is not a contributing factor in Tuesday’s crash. The Utah Department of Public Safety is investigating additional details.
Our newsroom will add more information should it become available.
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