UPDATE: Driver killed in fatal crash in Southern Utah, identified

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MONDAY 10/25/21 9:31 p.m.

HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4) – Police released the name of the driver that was killed in a fatal crash on Oct. 12., in southern Utah.

Jose Cruz-Martinez, 31, lost control of his Ford Expedition near Sand Hollow Reservoir and struck a large three-post sign.

Cruz-Martinez died on impact, officials said.

ORIGINAL STORY: Driver dead after losing control of vehicle in southern Utah

MONDAY 10/25/21 12:09 p.m.

HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4) – A driver is dead after losing control of their vehicle in southern Utah early Tuesday morning.

A Ford Expedition was traveling west on SR-7 by Sand Hollow Reservoir near Hurricane around 5:15 a.m., Utah Highway Patrol reports, when the fatal accident occurred.

Because it had been raining, the road was wet and covered with mud.

UHP says the driver lost control of the vehicle and went off to the right. The driver side of the vehicle then struck a large three-post sign.

The driver was killed on impact, UHP reports.

No additional details have been released at this time.

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