Officials ID drivers killed in Millard County collision

Map: Utah Department of Public Safety

MILLARD COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 21, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Department of Public Safety has identified two men killed Tuesday in a near head-on collision close to Leamington in Millard County.

The two men, each alone in their cars, were James D. Manis, 37, of Delta, and Joshua Spencer, 31, of Delta.

A DPS statement says that at about 5:30 p.m., a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder traveling east on State Route 132 near mile post 7, driven by Manis, crossed the center line.

It then struck a westbound 2014 Ford F-150, driven by Spencer.

“The black Pathfinder rotated once and stopped blocking both travel lanes,” statement says. “The F-150 spun a half turn and went off the north side of the road and came to a rest by the fence. Neither of the drivers were wearing a seat belt.”

Impairment is suspected as a contributing factor after troopers reportedly discovered meth, marijuana, and prescription drugs in the Pathfinder.

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

The location of Leamington is marked in red. Image: Google Maps


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