FARMINGTON — Two people who suffered life-threatening injuries from a head-on crash on the Legacy Highway Wednesday afternoon have died.
Donald R. Egginton, 91, of Bountiful, and Epemesa Aetonu, 36, of Samoa, both died from their injuries Wednesday night.
About 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Utah Highway Patrol investigators believe Egginton, driving a Volvo, got on the Legacy Highway just south of Glovers Lane heading south in the northbound lanes.
"The traffic ahead swerved out of the way of the oncoming Volvo," according to the UHP.1 comment on this story
A Chrysler with two people in it could not swerve in time, however, and collided head-on with the Volvo.
Aetonu, the passenger in the Chrysler, and Egginton were taken by medical helicopters to local hospitals. The driver of the Chrysler, a 36-year-old woman, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the UHP.
Northbound traffic on Legacy was closed for about 2 ½ hours while the crash was investigated.
The reason Egginton was driving the wrong way was still under investigation Thursday.