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Two people were killed Sunday and several others were critically injured in a head-on collision in Provo Canyon, officials said.

WALLSBURG, Wasatch County — Two people were killed Sunday and several others were critically injured in a head-on collision in Provo Canyon, officials said.

The accident occurred just after 2 p.m. on U.S. 189 near Wallsburg, the Utah Highway Patrol reported. A Nissan Altima carrying two adults and two children crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and hit a Subaru carrying two adults and one child.

The Altima's driver, 63-year-old Kathleen Draper was pronounced dead shortly after she was transported to an area hospital. Her husband, 63-year-old Val Draper, later passed away as a result of his injuries. They were traveling with their two grandchildren, ages 12 and 2, who were reported in critical condition.

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Traveling in the Subaru were Forest Finlayson, 24, his wife Shantell Finlayson, 25, and their 3-year-old son. Shantell Finlayson, who was reportedly 25 weeks pregnant, was critically injured and lost her child, officials said. Forest Finlayson was reported in serious condition and their 3-year-old son was reported in fair condition.

The accident occurred in a construction zone, but the construction was not believed to have been a factor, according to the UHP. Investigators also believe that speed, alcohol and drugs were not factors in the accident.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Benjamin Wood