Update: Officials ID 23-year-old woman who died in crash on U.S. 189

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WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Jan. 16, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a 23-year-old Heber City woman who died Monday night as a result of a crash on U.S. Route 189.

A Chevy Trailblazer and a Toyota Camry were involved in the crash. The Camry driver, killed in the collision, has been identified as Heather Petersen, Utah Highway Patrol officials said Tuesday morning.

The driver of the Trailblazer, who was transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in critical condition, has been identified as Jose Francisco Lozoya Tellez, 37, of Heber City.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jacob Cox told Gephardt Daily troopers responded to the crash on Route 189 at mile marker 23, near Dock of the Bay in Deer Creek Reservoir at approximately 5:15 p.m.

The road in that area has one northbound and one southbound lane.

According to the news release, preliminary evidence shows that the northbound Trailblazer crossed into the southbound lane, where the southbound Camry swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid a collision.

The vehicles did collide nearly head on, though, in the area of the southbound lane’s right fog line (the white line separating the travel lane from the shoulder area), the release states.

Petersen died at the scene, officials said.

Troopers are working to determine why the SUV crossed into oncoming traffic.


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