2 from Tennessee killed in head-on crash in Capitol Reef National Park

Published: Wednesday, June 18 2014 9:27 p.m. MDT

Stephen Foster, 43, and Kristina Foster, 41, were killed in a head-on crash in Capitol Reef National Park on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Both are from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Utah Highway Patrol

TORREY, Wayne County — A man and woman from Tennessee were killed in a head-on crash in Capitol Reef National Park on Wednesday.

Stephen Foster, 43, and Kristina Foster, 41, were pronounced dead at the scene after their car was hit head-on by a pickup truck about 9 a.m. Wednesday. Both are from Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Fosters were driving east on state Route 24 near Torrey when the driver of the westbound truck drifted off the right side of the road, overcorrected back to the left and hit the Fosters' car, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.

Stephen Foster and Kristina Foster were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car, UHP reported.

The driver of the truck was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. The driver was wearing a seat belt. Impairment is being investigated as a possible cause of the crash, UHP reported.

State Route 24 was closed for about three hours while crews responded to the scene.

— McKenzie Romero

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