Woman dies from injuries in crash after swerving to miss deer

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SANPETE COUNTY (ABC4 News) – A woman involved in a crash in Sanpete County on U.S. 89 has died.

According to Lt. Nick Street, Utah Highway Patrol, the woman was taken off life support on Tuesday.

The woman is identified as Evelyn Morris, 38, a mom of four, whose husband Robert was with her at the time of the crash and suffered multiple broken bones, including his neck.

Troopers said the crash happened just south of Fairview at MM 281 when the couple was headed south and the driver swerved to avoid a deer that had stepped out in front of them. After striking the deer, the woman ran off the road and the vehicle rolled, ejecting both occupants.

Trooper said neither one of the occupants were wearing seat belts.

For those wishing to help the family, a GoFundMe has been set up on their behalf.

See An Animal Near The Road? According to wildawareutah.org here is what you should do:
  • Do not swerve, stay in your lane and slow down.
  • If several animals are standing in the road, do not try to drive through them or get out of the vehicle to chase them. Honk your horn and flash your lights to encourage them to move on.
  • Be cautious, an animal that has crossed the road may try to go back across again.

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