SEVIER, Sevier County — One person was killed and another critically injured Sunday morning in a crash on I-70 in Sevier County.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, six members of the Sunrise Academy — a treatment center and boarding school for troubled girls — were riding in a Chevrolet Suburban from Hurricane to Moab shortly before 9 a.m. when the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle.
Natasha Newman, 17, of London, England, died at the scene. Another 17-year-old girl from Arlington, Mass., was ejected from the front passenger seat. She was taken to Sevier Valley Hospital and then flown to a Salt Lake area hospital in critical condition.
Four others went to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Just before the accident occurred, the passengers of the Suburban were trying to get the attention of passengers in another vehicle from the academy as they passed it on a curve, UHP said.
— Paul Koepp