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FILE - One person was killed and another injured in a head-on crash outside Vernal on Monday evening.

VERNAL — A woman was killed and another injured in a head-on crash outside Vernal on Monday evening.

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The woman was headed east along state Route 40 near 895 West about 6:30 p.m. when her vehicle moved into oncoming traffic, hitting another vehicle head-on, according to Vernal Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene while a passenger was rushed to Ashley Regional Medical Center, then taken by medical helicopter to another hospital along the Wasatch Front, Campbell said.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle that was hit sustained only minor injuries.

Police are investigating why the driver drifted into the oncoming lane, Campbell said. The name of the driver was not immediately released.