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Rollover Crash In Carbon County Kills 1, Injures Multiple Others

1 person died in a rollover crash in Wellington on Feb. 28, 2021 (Photo: Wellington Fire Department)

WELLINGTON, Utah – A rollover crash in Carbon County killed one person and critically injured others, authorities said.

The crash happened at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday in the area of 2200 East and Highway 6.

Utah Highway Patrol Corp. Colton Freckleton said a Toyota Sienna was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway to the right. The vehicle went airborne twice and collided with a vertical embankment.

Multiple people were ejected as the vehicle flipped.

According to the Wellington Fire Department, seven people were in the minivan. Freckleton confirmed the men were from Texas and New Jersey.

A 20-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene, while multiple others sustained critical injuries.

All of the passengers were transported to the hospital.

Highway 6 was temporarily closed while UHP conducted an investigation.

Officials don’t suspect the driver was impaired, but they were unsure why the car was speeding.

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