FARR WEST, UT – Troopers have confirmed the identities of those who died in a crash involving a semi-truck near Farr West Wednesday.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash happened before 3 a.m. on I-15 North at milepost 349, when a driver of a red Nissan Altima traveling in the left lane struck a deer. This, in turn, could have affected the vehicle’s headlights, as the person pulled over and then was hit by a semi-truck.
The semi-truck driver was unharmed and remained at the scene, while the three backseat passengers from the Altima suffered fatal injuries. The names and identities of the victims were Tira Hanchor, a 64-year-old woman, and Ekar Hanchor, a 70-year-old man from Enid, Oklahoma, and a 17-year-old girl from the Marshall Islands.
The driver and front seat passenger from the Altima, whose names were not released, were transported to a hospital for serious, life-threatening injuries.
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