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Six Killed in Utah Crash, One in Critical Condition

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) has released the names of the six victims killed in a two-vehicle car crash on Sunday outside of Monticello, Utah. According to the Deseret News, the victims included a woman who was pregnant and an 11-year-old child.

About the Monticello Car Crash

Authorities with UHP say the accident happened at approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday about 13 miles north of Monticello, Utah in the Peter Hills area of U.S. 191. A Chrysler Town and Country van was traveling north and attempted to pass a vehicle when it collided with a Chrysler Crossfire traveling south.

The Crossfire was pushed down an embankment and became engulfed in flames. In total, six people were killed in the collision; one survivor remains in critical condition.

UHP has identified the deceased victims from the Crossfire as Cody R. Farrabee, 22 and Rheana Hazel, 23. UHP has confirmed that Hazel was pregnant.

The deceased victims from the Town and Country van include Samantha Blueeyes, 23; Alfred A. Bowman, 28; Esmerelda Velasquez, 11. A fourth victim, Michael Blueeyes, 22, was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

UHP has identified the sole survivor as Travis L. Howland, 24, who remains in what is described as “extremely critical condition.”

Utah Car Crash Statistics

The following statistics about motor vehicle accidents in Utah are provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety Highway Safety Office.

In 2012, there were 50,600 motor vehicle crashes statewide which resulted in 22,336 injuries and 217 fatalities.
On average in 2012:

  • Every 10 minutes a motor vehicle crash occurred.
  • Every 23 minutes a person was injured in a motor vehicle crash.
  • Every 40 hours a person died in a motor vehicle crash.
  • Crashes occurring in rural areas were 3.1 times more likely to be fatal than crashes occurring in urban areas.
  • The month with the most traffic-related fatalities in 2012 was July.


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