Troopers identify 3 victims in deadly crash on SR-18 in Washington County

Southern Utah

WASHINGTON COUNTY (ABC4 News) – Utah Highway Patrol identified the three people who died in a multi-vehicle crash on State Route 18 in Washington County.

According to Utah Highway Patrol, a black Cadillac SUV crossed over the center line and sideswiped a passenger car with a solo female occupant. Troopers said the SUV then continued on the wrong side of the road and crashed head on with a Nissan Versa containing an elderly couple.

The driver of Cadillac SUV and the elderly couple in the Nissan were killed in the crash. The female occupant of the passenger car was flown to the hospital in serious condition.

The SUV driver was identified Thursday as 24-year-old Timothy C. Roberts, of Dammeron Valley, according to the highway patrol. The driver of the Nissan Versa was identified as Christine E. Ilkenhans, 72, and the passenger was Emmanuel C. Ilkenhans, 78. Both were from Veyo.

The incident is under investigation and authorities are still working to determine why the SUV drifted into oncoming traffic. 

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