A rollover crash left a teenager dead and two others injured Sunday morning. Utah Highway Patrol said the crash took place on US Highway 89 just south of Birdseye, Utah. The teenage boy, identified as Baylor Scout of West Jordan, died later at a hospital from his injuries.
A report released by the Utah Department of Public Safety said that the crash was caused by a 2008 Kia Sedona minivan that veered across the center line into opposing traffic before hitting the Ford pickup truck head-on. At the time of the crash, the Ford truck was towing dirt bikes at and ended up rolling over onto the side of the road.
The woman driving the Sedona was airlifted to a local hospital to treat the injuries she suffered. The adult male driving the Ford truck, father of the deceased teenager, was transported in an ambulance to a nearby hospital. All three victims are reported to have been wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The woman remains in critical condition.
Highway 89 was closed for hours after the crash and did not reopen until after 2 p.m.
Utah officials believe the crash was caused by the driver of the Sedona becoming drowsy and losing control of her vehicle.
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