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One killed in Utah County crash, Highway 6 closed

Published August 7, 2012 3:33 pm

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An Idaho woman died Tuesday afternoon when two vehicles collided on U.S. Highway 6 near Sheep Creek.

Deanne Rogers, 64, was in the backseat of a GMC Yukon that was traveling east near mile post 193 in Utah County about 2:40 p.m. An oncoming Dodge Ram pickup crossed the center line and collided with the Yukon, Utah Highway Patrol troopers said.

The impact tore off a portion of the Yukon behind the driver's seat — the area where Rogers was sitting, said UHP Corporal Todd Johnson. Although she was wearing a seatbelt, she was ejected from the car and died at the scene.

The Yukon continued to spin into a cement embankment, causing serious injuries to a 10-year-old passenger and minor injuries to the driver, Johnson said. The driver and a passenger of the Ram also suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the Ram, a 75-year-old Salt Lake City man, said he fell asleep, Johnson said.

The crash also caused a small brush fire, but that was quickly contained with fire extinguishers.

The road was closed temporarily in both directions from the Tie Fork Rest Area and State Road 96 that runs to Scofield.

Janelle Stecklein