PAYSON, Utah, May 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Highway Patrol officials have identified a woman killed when the vehicle she was a passenger in hit a horse on State Route 198 in Payson late Saturday night.
The deceased is Paula S. Bateman, 65, from Levan, UHP Sgt. Nick Street told Gephardt Daily.
The male driver was transported to the hospital for evaluation of non life-threatening injuries, said previous news release from UHP.
The horse also died as a result of the crash, Street told Gephardt Daily.
The vehicle was traveling south on SR-198 in the Payson area at approximately 10 p.m. when it impacted a horse that had found its way on to the roadway, the news release said.
“The circumstances surrounding how the horse came to be on SR-198 remain under investigation,” the news release said.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.