Tooele man killed in Thursday night crash

Published: Friday, Jan. 25 2013 4:25 p.m. MST

TOOELE — The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in a head-on collision near Tooele Thursday evening.

Howard Mahler, 73, of Tooele, died at a local hospital soon after the 6 p.m. crash on state Route 112 when the minivan he was driving was struck by a pickup truck, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The pickup had been traveling west when it crossed the center line and struck the eastbound Mahler.

The driver of the truck sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized in Salt Lake City.

It does not appear that weather, speed or any kind of impairment played a part in the crash.

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