A 24-year-old Salt Lake woman was killed in a rollover accident near Wendover Saturday night.
Just after 9 p.m. a car driving westbound on I-80, about 30 miles from the Nevada border, drifted off the road, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Don Gould. The driver overcorrected, which shot the vehicle across all traffic lanes before rolling several times.
The female passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, Gould said. Her name was not released Saturday night pending notification of family members.
The 37-year-old driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered only minor injuries. The driver told investigators an animal ran out in front of his car. But Gould said there is no evidence to support that scenario. Inattentive driving is being listed as the cause of the accident. Impaired or drowsy driving did not appear to be factors, Gould said.