Driver killed in head-on collision near Helper

File photo: Gephardt Daily/Nancy Van Valkenburg

HELPER, Utah, June 14, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The driver of a pickup truck died in a Sunday night collision near Helper.

A statement from the Utah Highway Patrol says the accident happened at 6:40 p.m. when a 2007 GMC Canyon pickup was heading north on U.S. Route 191, near mile marker 254.

At the same time, a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 was southbound, towing a boat.

“The Canyon was occupied by a single driver while the Ram was occupied by two adults and three children,” the UHP statement says. “US-191 makes a right-hand turn in this area. The Canyon was traveling too fast for the corner and crossed over the centerline impacting the Ram head-on.

“The Canyon then caught fire and burned,” the statement says. “The driver of the Canyon died in the crash. The occupants from the Ram were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”

Gephardt Daily will share any additional information that is released.

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