GREEN RIVER, Emery County — A teenage girl was killed and another woman was seriously injured following a rollover crash on I-70.
Authorities said neither the teen nor the woman, both passengers in the vehicle, were believed to be wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The Utah Highway Patrol said a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder carrying eight people was traveling east on I-70 just west of Green River when the driver veered off the left side of the road, then steered back onto the highway, losing control in the process.
“As he overcorrected, the vehicle rolled, which caused two passengers who were not seat belted in to be ejected,” said UHP Lt. Steve Winward.
A 14-year-old girl was killed and a 64-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo.
The remaining occupants of the vehicle were all wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and sustained minor injuries, police said. Investigators said the teen was sitting between the second row seats and not in an actual seat.
The identities of the victims are being withheld pending notification of relatives. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
— Jasen Lee