A 24-year-old Salt Lake woman was killed in a rollover accident near Wendover Saturday night.
Just after 9 p.m., a westbound car on I-80 drifted off the road about 30 miles from the Nevada border, 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 seat belt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, Gould said. Her name was not released pending notification of family members.
The 37-year-old driver, who was wearing a seat belt, 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.