Update: Officials ID 2 women killed in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 6

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 9, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified two people killed in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 6 in Utah County Saturday evening.

The driver of the Mazda involved in the crash has been identified as Diana C. Hoyos Avellaneda, 28, from Ephraim, while the passenger of the Mazda has been identified as Laura C. Regueros Balles, 27; it is not known where she is from, said a statement from Utah Highway Patrol.

The Utah Highway Patrol told Gephardt Daily that on Saturday around 9:30 p.m. a Mazda with two people was headed east on the road when it drifted into the westbound lane, slamming into an oncoming Audi at milepost 182.

Both people in the Mazda were killed.

The driver of the Audi and a passenger were both rushed to a hospital with serious injuries. Both are expected to survive.

Investigators are still trying to figure out why the Mazda’s driver drifted into oncoming traffic.


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