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A Vernal man was killed Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, when his car collided with a semitrailer truck in Uintah County. Courtesy UHP
One dead in Vernal car crash

By Erin Alberty and Jessica MIller

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Feb 03 2014 03:06 pm • Last Updated Feb 03 2014 10:52 pm

A Vernal man was killed Monday when his car collided with semitrailer truck in Uintah County.

Monte S. Mitchell, 36, was driving a car east on U.S. Highway 40 at 12:47 p.m. Monday about 8 miles east of Vernal when he drifted into the oncoming traffic, the Utah Highway Patrol reported.

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His Chevy Cobalt collided head-on with an oncoming semi. Mitchell was not wearing a safety belt and was killed in the crash, according to UHP.

Jessica Miller and Erin Alberty

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