West Valley woman killed in Uintah County rollover

Published: Friday, Oct. 7 2011 10:00 a.m. MDT

A West Valley City woman was killed Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, in a crash on U.S. Highway 40 near Jensen, Uintah County. Tana L. Florez, 47, was ejected when her SUV rolled and she died at the scene, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.


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JENSEN, Uintah County — A West Valley City woman died Thursday night in a single-vehicle crash five miles east of Jensen.

Tana L. Florez, 47, was driving west on U.S. Highway 40 about 9:30 p.m. when she failed to negotiate a slight curve in the road, said Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Rex Olsen.

Florez's sport-utility vehicle went off the road and she over-corrected, causing the SUV to roll, Olsen said.

Florez was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected, the corporal said. She died at the scene.

Investigators did find evidence of alcohol use, Olsen said.

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