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2-car crash kills one and closes SR-32 for 3 hours on Thursday afternoon

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An 18 year male has died as the result of an accident Thursday afternoon that closed SR-32 for more than 3 hours.

According to Utah High Patrol Sgt. Cameron Roden, the accident happened about 4:30 Thursday afternoon when a silver Subaru Outback was traveling southbound on SR-32 headed toward Kamas, near milepost 13. A gray Audi A4 was traveling northbound in the same area. For unknown reasons, the Subaru crossed into the northbound lane and spun perpendicular to the travel lane. The front end of the Audi crashed into the passenger side of the Subaru. Both drivers were not wearing seatbelts.

The male driver of the Subaru, who has been identified as Kamas resident Zach Bryan, was alone and sustained fatal injuries during the crash. The driver of Audi was traveling with a female juvenile. Both of them sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital. At this point, Roden says they don’t know how fast the vehicles were traveling.

He says this is the second fatality in just a couple of days and he asked drivers to buckle up and be careful.

“We've had a lot of fatalities especially teen fatalities throughout the state,” Roden said. Between yesterday and today we've had two and a possibly a third one. That does not look real well. So, we just want to urge people to use caution, and drive courteously, drive calm and just observe all traffic laws, because we're just seeing such a spike in fatalities that we want to see people be safe and get where get where they're going.”

SR-32 was closed for approximately 3.5 hours for the investigation.