Man killed when truck lands 500 feet off edge of mountainside in Duchesne County

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DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man in his 30s died Saturday after driving off the highway and landing 500 feet away and down by a ravine in Duchesne County.

Utah Highway Patrol Troopers said the crash happened at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday when the driver of a white Chevrolet Colorado was traveling south on SR-191 at mile post 263.

The driver left the roadway onto an elevated view area above a steep mountainside and drove off the edge, coming to rest about 500 feet near the bottom of the ravine.

All airbags had been deployed, there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs during the initial investigation.

Police have identified the victim driving the truck as Matthew M Wayas, age 32 of Orem.

This is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation. 

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