UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — A Fort Duchesne man is dead after fleeing from a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer then rolling his vehicle on State Route 40 Sunday
At approximately 6:30 p.m., the Bureau of Indian Affairs requested the assistance of Utah Highway Patrol after a single-vehicle accident near 8700 East and SR-40 in Gusher, about 100 miles east of Heber City.
According to UHP the driver of the suspected vehicle was northbound fleeing from a BIA officer when he attempted to turn west on SR-40.
The driver was traveling too fast and crossed all lanes of traffic and rolled off the north side of the road, according to UHP.
There were five to six male occupants inside the car, several of whom were ejected.
There is no indication that anyone in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, according to UHP.
Three of the victims were taken by ground ambulance to Roosevelt and Vernal hospitals in critical condition.
One of the men died from his injuries at a hospital. The fatal victim has been identified as Marshall P. Jack, 29, of Fort Duchesne.
While the investigation is ongoing, UHP officials believe alcohol to be a factor.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is handling the criminal investigation related to charges.