2 people killed after a truck plummets 160 feet down mountainside in Weber County have been identified

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WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Two people killed after the truck they were in plummeted off an embankment in Weber County have been identified.

Lt. Cortney Ryan, Weber County Sheriff’s said the two adult males who died are 49-year-old Manuel “Tony” Lopez and 25-year-old Leon Hoang.

The two were occupants in a full size truck when it crashed at Sunridge Estates located at 7000 North Middle Fork Canyon Road in Weber County at 4:41 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police said a vehicle occupied by 7 people had driven off the mountainside approximately 160 feet off the roadway and into a ravine.

Two teen boys riding in the truck were able to get out of the wreckage, scale the 60-75 foot cliff and search for help.

Deputies and Medical Personnel from Weber Fire District arrived and found the two men had died at the scene. Two of the other victims were flown to a local hospital by helicopter and two others were transported by ambulance.

The condition of the patients are not known at this time. The age of the victims ranges from 16 to 50-years-old.

Ryan said the area where the accident occurred is a mountainous, dirt road and it is believed alcohol may be a factor.

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