A Roosevelt teen was killed Thursday afternoon in a car accident west of Vernal.

Killed was:Michael Russel Fox, 17, Roosevelt.

Fox was westbound on U.S. 40 about a mile west of Vernal when the truck he was driving went off the right side of the road, according to a Duchesne County Sheriff's Office news release.

Fox apparently tried to steer the truck back on to the road but was unsuccessful. The vehicle rolled at least once, and Fox was ejected, the release states. He was pronounced dead at the scene.