Mantua man killed in crash with semi-truck in Farr West identified

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FARR WEST (News4Utah) – One man is dead after a three-vehicle crash in Farr West Tuesday afternoon.

Weber County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 3700 North 2000 West around 3:30 p.m., to find a three-vehicle crash involving a construction semi-truck.

Police have identified the victim as  33-year-old Trent Michael Thinnes of Mantua.

Investigators say Thinnes was found in a car that had been pinned up against a fence by the semi. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Deputies said the semi-truck was traveling southbound on 2000 West when it drifted into the northbound lane near 3700 North. The semi first hit a white car traveling northbound.

The impact of the first crash caused the semi-truck driver to lose control and hit the second car, a brown sedan that was also traveling northbound.

Both the semi-truck and the sedan left the roadway and came to a rest where the semi had pinned the car up against a large metal fence. Thinnes was the only person in the sedan.

Investigators believe the semi-truck was traveling the speed limit through the area which is 55 miles per hour.

The white car was occupied by a 71-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman. They were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators said it’s unclear if drugs or alcohol were involved. No charges have been issued since the investigation is ongoing.  

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