1 dead after ‘near head-on collision’ between semis on U.S. Highway 6 in Emery County

Officials have identified a man who died after a "near head-on collision" between two semis on U.S. Highway 6 in Emery County Tuesday morning. Photo Courtesy: Utah Highway Patrol

EMERY COUNTY, Utah, April 30, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is dead after a “near head-on collision” between two semis on U.S. Highway 6 in Emery County Tuesday morning, officials said.

The incident occurred at mile post 279 between Price and Green River just before 4 a.m., the Utah Highway Patrol said in a news release.

“A westbound semi tractor-trailer crossed the center line of the highway and struck an eastbound semi tractor-trailer in a near head-on collision,” the news release said.

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The westbound driver was killed, the news release said. That person’s identity has not been released pending notification of family.

The eastbound driver sustained non life-threatening injuries and the co-driver was uninjured.

The highway was closed as a result of one of the vehicles involved coming to a rest in the travel lane, but has since reopened.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.

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