UHP: 1 dead in Washington County crash

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah, June 13, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal head-on collision which happened Monday afternoon in Washington County.

According to a UHP press release, “the crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. when an eastbound pickup truck on SR-59 drifted over the center line into the westbound lanes, colliding with a westbound pickup truck. 

“The westbound truck’s front seat adult female passenger sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene,” the UHP statement said.

The drivers of both pickups were transported to a local hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries.

The UHP says driver fatigue is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as information becomes available.

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

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