UPDATE: Driver killed in Tooele County crash on Saturday identified

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UPDATE 11/07/2021 8:34 P.M.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have released the name of the person who was killed in an intersection crash in Tooele County on Saturday.

Authorities have identified the victim as 61-year-old Oscar Villegas of West Jordan. Officials say Villegas died on impact when his car, traveling westbound on Pole Canyon Road towards Grantsville, crashed into an oncoming cement truck after failing to stop at an intersection.

Officials say the crash happened along SR-179 near milepost 1 at the Parachute Lane intersection.

ORIGINAL STORY: 11/06/2021 10:23 A.M.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A person has died after a fatal intersection car crash early Saturday morning.

Tooele County Troopers say the crash happened along SR-179 near milepost 1 at the Parachute Lane intersection around 4:19 a.m.

Authorities say the crash happened when a Dodge Durango SUV was traveling westbound on Pole Canyon Road towards Grantsville. The SUV failed to stop at an intersection stop sign and was struck by an oncoming cement truck.

The impact was on the driver’s side and killed the driver immediately. The cement truck driver sustained minor injuries, but will survive.

The victim’s name has not been released at this time.

Officials are asking anyone near the area of Highway 138 at Sheep Lane (mile marker 16) to slow down or use an alternate route of travel.

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