Fire chief killed in Emery County car accident

Courtesy UHP

GREEN RIVER, Utah — The Green River Fire Department chief was killed in a head-on collision with two semitrailers Sunday afternoon.

“With heavy hearts we have said goodbye to one of our own, Cheif [sic] Philip Engleman. Our deepest condolences are with his family at this time,” the department said on Facebook.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, Engleman was driving an Infiniti on state Route 6 just before 4 p.m. when his vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with the trucks. The accident occurred at milepost 294, about six miles from Interstate 70.

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