Booze, unused seatbelts blamed in Millard County double fatal
Published: June 2, 2014 01:41PM
Updated: June 2, 2014 10:35PM
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(Utah Highway Patrol photo) Two Arizona men died when this car crashed and rolled on Interstate 15 in Millard County late Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Alcohol and failure to use seatbelts are suspected as factors in a double fatal crash in Millard County late Sunday night.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce identified the victims as Melvin Bryant, 32, and Murphy Mountain, 39, both of Page, Ariz.

About 11:40 p.m. Sunday UHP was notified of a report of an alleged drunk driver traveling on northbound Interstate 15 near Cove Fort.

About 15 minutes later, troopers learned that the same driver had crashed and rolled repeatedly near mile post 134, which is 24 miles north of Beaver.

UHP said that both men were ejected as their GMC pickup truck rolled. Bryant was dead at the scene, while Mountain was taken by ambulance first to a hospital in Fillmore and then by helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, where he later died.

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