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Police Name Man Who Died In Utah Fuel Truck Crash

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Jennifer Jussell1 year ago

Police released the name of a man who died late Tuesday in a crash on Route 44 in Coventry, Utah. 

Details of the Fatal Accident and the Victim

According to the Hartford Courant, Michael Miller, aged 29, was a local resident of Coventry when he crashed his pick-up truck into the back of fuel truck, fatally injuring himself. 

The crash occurred around 11:15 p.m. in front of the Save 'N Go gas station, 1657 Boston Turnpike, or Route 44, near the intersection with Route 31, or Main Street. There was no explosion, and no one else was injured. According to police, Miller was the only occupant of the Chevy S-10 pick-up truck. 

Both vehicles were in the eastbound lane at the time. The fuel truck, owned by Ginnetti Petroleum Transporters of East Haven, was stopped in preparation to pull into the gas station parking lot to make a delivery. 

According to emergency dispatcher Ryan Benker, there was no indication that Miller used his brakes. The fuel tank's lights were on and working properly at the time. Speed is not a factor in the crash, according to Detective Jeff Spadjinski. 

Aftermath of the Accident

Boston Turnpike was closed for several hours after the crash as members of a regional accident reconstruction team, Metro Traffic Services, gathered evidence. The investigation of his death continues. 

Miller was a construction worker as well as an avid deep sea fisherman and a scuba diver, according to his obituary. He enjoyed traveling to Florida and Vermont. 

“Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Miller,” Police Chief Mark A. Palmer said. 

Anyone who saw the collision or has information that may help investigators is asked to call Detective Spadjinski at 860-742-7331. 


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