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San Juan county crash leaves one dead, one injured

Jun 26, 2022, 10:13 AM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:31 am

Image of the fatal crash in San Juan County (Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Public Safety)...

Image of the fatal crash in San Juan County (Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Public Safety)

(Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Public Safety)

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – Police responded to reports of a crash on SR-162 near Montezuma Creek at around 5 p.m. on Saturday.

One of the vehicles crossed the center line of the highway, causing the head-on collision. The reason for crossing the center line is unknown at this time.

The two vehicles involved were an unnamed sedan and a pickup truck. When responding officers arrived, the male driver of the passenger vehicle was declared dead on the scene. 

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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San Juan county crash leaves one dead, one injured