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Uintah County man killed in Friday crash

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 11:09 a.m. MDT

A Randlett, Uintah County, man was killed Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, after he crashed his car into the front of this tractor-trailer truck on state Route 88 near the town of Ouray. (Utah Highway Patrol) A Randlett, Uintah County, man was killed Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, after he crashed his car into the front of this tractor-trailer truck on state Route 88 near the town of Ouray. (Utah Highway Patrol)

OURAY, Uintah County — A Uintah County man was killed Friday after his car crossed into the path of a tractor-trailer truck.

Roderick Lee Black, of Randlett, was driving a small sedan south on state Route 88 about 5 p.m. when he crossed the center line, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Matt Pratt. 

Allen Caneer, of Roosevelt, was driving north on the road in a 1994 Kenworth and tried to avoid the crash with Black by pulling off onto the shoulder of the road, Pratt said. 

Despite Caneer's attempt to avoid a crash, the car hit the tractor-trailer truck head on.

Black, 45, died at the scene. No information was released about whether Caneer, 62, was injured.

The crash closed S.R. 88 for two hours. Troopers were still trying Friday to determine what caused Black to veer into oncoming traffic, Pratt said.

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