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Tooele County crashes leaves one dead, one critical

By Erin Alberty and Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Oct 29 2012 10:04 am • Last Updated Feb 07 2013 11:32 pm

A driver died Monday afternoon after a car crash in Tooele County.

The man was driving on Interstate 80 about 40 miles east of Wendover about 8:30 a.m. when the car rolled over, said Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson. The driver was ejected from the car. He was flown to a hospital, where he died, Johnson said.

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A female passenger also was critically injured and flown to a hospital, while a male passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to a separate hospital. Their conditions were not available Monday night.

Troopers suspected the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel, but the investigation remained inconclusive as of Monday night.

An unrelated crash occurred about 9 a.m. on State Road 73 about 10 miles west Fairfield; a medical helicopter also was sent to that crash, but no one was seriously injured, Johnson said.

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