The crash occurred on Friday afternoon, near 3000 North in Heber City on SR-40. An eastbound Toyota Highlander crossed over into westbound lanes and struck a Mazda 6 head on. The driver of the Mazda, 16-year-old Heber resident Victor Benitez was killed as a result of the crash.
The Utah Highway Patrol does not yet know why the Highlander moved over into the wrong lanes. The driver, 78-year-old Heber resident Susan Burton was life-flighted to the U of U medical center with life-threatening injuries.