UPDATE: Troopers identify victim of deadly Wellington crash, 3 remain in critical condition


WELLINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – Officers have identified the victim of Sunday’s fatal crash.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the victim is identified as 20-year-old Kevin J Bersuch of Hamberg, New Jersey.

Officers say on Feb. 28, the driver and six passengers of a Toyota Sienna van were traveling east on US Highway 6, at about milepost 249 in Wellington.

According to UHP troopers, evidence suggests that the vehicle was traveling at a higher rate of speed than the 50 mph speed limit.

“The higher speed became a more serious problem when the van left the roadway to the right, went airborne twice, and impacted the vertical embankment of a wash,” they inform.

Officers say the vehicle then flipped and came to rest. Official reports indicate several occupants were ejected, with one deceased passenger at this point.

Three other occupants were transported to the hospital in critical condition and three in fair/stable condition.

According to UHP, some seatbelts were used, and some weren’t.

Officers say drowsy driving is the likely reason for the vehicle departing the roadway.

ABC4 will update as more develops.

ORIGINAL STORY: 1 dies, six critically injured in fatal Wellington rollover Sunday

SUNDAY 02/28/21 6:07 a.m.

WELLINGTON, Utah (ABC4) – One has died and six others are injured following a crash out of Wellington, Sunday.

On February 28, the Wellington Police Department was dispatched to 2195 E Main St, Wellington around 6:07 a.m., for reports of a vehicle rollover.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a silver four-door vehicle to have veered off the main road and rolled over onto its side.

Crews say one occupant died upon impact while six others managed to sustain critical injuries.

The current conditions of the victims involved is unknown at this time.

Photo courtesy of Fitz P.

The cause of the rollover remains under investigation.

ABC4 will update as more develops.

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