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One person found dead in vehicle on fire at bottom of southern Utah cliff

Feb 11, 2024, 2:05 PM | Updated: Feb 13, 2024, 7:40 am

Authorities the morning after an incident that set a car on fire and crashed it at the bottom of a ...

Authorities the morning after an incident that set a car on fire and crashed it at the bottom of a canyon. Authorities were not able to help the occupants of the vehicle due to the extent of the fire and distance it was from the nearest water source. (Hurricane City Police)

(Hurricane City Police)

HURRICANE — One person was found dead inside a vehicle that caught fire and fell down a canyon early Sunday.

The Hurricane City Fire Department said firefighters were dispatched just before 2:30 a.m. to milepost 21 of state Route 59.

The car had gone off the road and fell into a canyon, an approximately 150- to 250-foot drop.

Crews worked to deploy approximately 600 feet of fire hose from the water source near the east side of 450 North to the trapped car on fire.

Because of the fire’s intensity and the distance from the nearest water sources, crews were not able to save the person inside. Hurricane police confirmed the car was an SUV and there was only one occupant found.

The victim has not yet been identified and details of what caused the fire or the fall down the canyon were not released.

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One person found dead in vehicle on fire at bottom of southern Utah cliff