Utah-2 more die on Highway 6
Two Utah men die in collision
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SALT LAKE CITY -- Two men died early Friday after a tractor-trailer carrying magazines crossed a median on S.R. 6 and collided with another tractor-trailer, engulfing both trucks in flames.
The crash happened between Price and Green River about 1 a.m.
A semitrailer driven by Tommy Newell, 45, of Salt Lake City was traveling westbound when it crossed the median. It collided with a semitrailer driven by Payson resident Murey Odell, 34, who was heading eastbound and carrying home flooring material. Both men died and the trucks burned until about 9 a.m., said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce.
The crash is under investigation but it will be difficult to determine the cause, Royce said.
"The hard thing about this case is that a lot of the evidence was destroyed because of the fire," he said.