Update: Officials ID 18-year-old man killed in crash on SR-163 in San Juan County

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 7, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified an 18-year-old man killed in a crash on State Route 163 in San Juan County Sunday night.

The deceased is Titmus Jesse, 18, from Bountiful, said a statement from Utah Highway Patrol.

“At about 11:15 p.m. a white Toyota Camry was northbound on SR-163 around mile post 18, just north of Forrest Gump Hill,” said a previous statement from UHP. “The Toyota was traveling at an unknown speed northbound when it left the roadway. The single occupant driver was unable to regain control of the vehicle.”

The Camry rolled over, ejecting Jesse, who was the only occupant, the statement said.

“Medical was dispatched, including air medical, to the scene,” the statement said. “Lifesaving measures were attempted but the driver eventually died on scene.”

The Navajo Police Department and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.

Speed and drug impairment are being investigated as possible contributing factors. The driver also was not wearing a seat belt, the statement said.


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