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Southern Utah News Front Page: December 5, 2019
Head-on crash on Hwy 89 claims three lives
Three people from the Salt Lake City area were killed in this Acura SUV when a van apparently crossed the center line and struck them head-on. Photos courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol.
A December 1 accident around 7:20 p.m. on Highway 89 east of Kanab, at Milepost 34, resulted in the deaths of three Salt Lake residents.
A Ford van was southbound, traveling at a high rate of speed. For reasons undetermined as of yet, the van crossed the center line and struck a northbound Acura SUV head on, killing all three occupants – Autro Torres, 31, Salt Lake City, Renae Cobain, 19, Magna, and Laura Cobain-Rodriguez, 27, Salt Lake City.
The driver of the van was transported to Dixie Regional by Classic Air. A third southbound minivan hit debris from the crash, and became disabled.
After the collision, the Ford van caught fire and burned, identification of the van is still ongoing.