Drowsy driving kills 1, seriously injures another on Highway 6 in Utah County
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
UTAH COUNTY — An elderly woman died after the driver of another vehicle fell asleep at the wheel while driving on Highway 6 and crashed into the vehicle she was riding in.
Deanne Rogers, 64 from Idaho Falls, was killed after the SUV she was riding in was struck by a pickup truck being driven by Frank Naylor, 75 from Salt Lake, near mile post 193 on U.S. 6, according to the police report.
The accident, which occured at approximately 2:42 p.m. Tuesday, happened when Naylor fell asleep and failed to make a turn on the road. Naylor's truck crossed the center lane and hit the other vehicle.
Rogers was ejected from the vehicle during the accident, she was wearing a seatbelt.
Four other people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident. No others were fatally injured but a 10-year-old boy sustained a serious injury.
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