MYTON, Utah — One person was killed after troopers said a driver veered into oncoming traffic and struck a semi head-on in Duchesne County Wednesday morning.
Authorities identified the deceased Thursday as 43-year-old Joshua D. Mordecai of Vernal.
The Utah Highway Patrol states the crash occurred around 7:25 a.m. on U.S. 40 near mile post 100, in the area of Myton.
Myton is a small town in Duchesne County, southwest of Roosevelt.
Mordecai was driving a Honda Civic and traveling westbound when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit a semi head-on. The Civic was thrown off of the north shoulder and the semi drove off the same shoulder.
Troopers said Mordecai was wearing a seat belt, which broke. He was ejected from the car and suffered fatal injuries.
The driver of the semi was not injured.