Woman dead after car crashes into tree, catches fire on Ute Indian reservation
Geoff Liesik, Deseret News
WHITEROCKS, Uintah County — A woman is dead after a car slammed into a tree and caught fire early Thursday morning.
The crash was reported about 12:10 a.m. after the car apparently slid sideways through an intersection near 11500 North and Whiterocks Highway (3750 East) and crashed into a tree in front of a house, investigators said.
The car caught fire after the crash, authorities said. The Lapoint-Tridell Fire Department was called in to extinguish the fire and help extricate the victim's body.
The FBI identified the victim as Lori Antonio Taveapont, 24, of Uintah County.
No one inside the house was injured.
FBI agents, Bureau of Indian Affairs police and Uintah County sheriff's deputies conducted a joint investigation into the crash. Investigators say the vehicle's speed was a factor in the crash.
The body was transported to the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
— Geoff Liesik
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