UHP releases identities of those killed in Spanish Fork wreck

SPANISH FORK CANYON, UT – Utah Highway Patrol has confirmed the identities of the two males killed in a three-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 6 Sunday. 

According to KSL, the driver of a Chevrolet Cruze wanted to turn left from U.S. 6 West and struck a silver Hyundai Elantra waiting to turn left towards the northbound Diamond Fork turn-off. A driver of a Toyota Venza then hit the Chevrolet, which caused the Chevrolet to rotate and go over the guardrail and into the southbound lanes. As a result, the Chevrolet driver – 24-year-old Burley Parke – and his passenger, a 16-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Initially, officials said that two men in their 20s and 30s were killed in this collision. However, they have learned that instead, it was the 16-year-old male and Parke who lost their lives. 

Troopers will not release the name of the 16-year-old teenager, due to his status as a minor. 

In addition, a passenger from the Hyundai was hospitalized and is in stable condition. The Toyota driver, the sole occupant of this car, was transported to the hospital in serious condition. 

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