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Authorities identify driver who was killed in Tooele County crash

Nov 7, 2021, 8:25 PM | Updated: 8:26 pm
(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)...
(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)
(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Authorities have released the name of the driver who died after he was struck by a cement truck on the newly-completed Midvalley Highway in Tooele County.

The man was identified Sunday as 61-year-old Oscar Villegas of West Jordan.

Officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety said the crash happened at the Parachute Lane intersection around 4:15 a.m. Saturday.

They said Villegas did not stop for a stop sign at the intersection in his Dodge Durango and was struck by a cement truck that was traveling north on the highway.

He was killed on impact, while the driver of the cement truck was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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Authorities identify driver who was killed in Tooele County crash