NEWCASTLE, Iron County — Five people were killed in a head-on collision near Newcastle on Saturday.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a Chevy Suburban driven by 19-year-old Fernando Ruiz was headed east on state Route 56 about 4:30 p.m. when the vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane.
All five occupants of the Escape were killed. The UHP identified them Sunday as the driver, Jesus Jimenez-Lopez, 58; Lydia Jimenez, 57; Jose Jimenez, 60; and Juan Antonio Jimenez Sanchez, 19.
Ruiz’s Suburban burst into flames after the SUV collided, according to the UHP. Ruiz also died at the scene.
— McKenzie Romero, Deseret News