West Valley City man killed after hitting box truck head-on in Wasatch County identified

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Update: Police have identified the victim as Steven H Okelberry, 59, of West Valley City.

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The driver of a pickup was killed instantly after hitting a box-truck head on Friday morning in Wasatch County.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. near milepost 29 on U.S. 40.

Multiple witnesses told police the driver of a white Dodge Ram pickup was traveling east at a high rate of speed when for some unknown reason he sharply turned into oncoming traffic, hitting head-on into a large 30-foot semi box-truck.

The driver of the Dodge was killed on impact.

The driver of the box truck sustained serious injuries and was flown to the hospital by a medical helicopter. A passenger in the box truck also sustained injuries and was transported by ambulance.

US 40 has been closed for several hours while the investigation is completed, it is unknown when it will reopen.

Troopers said there was also a small Hazmat spill that needed to be cleared up.

The name of the driver of the Dodge has not yet been released pending notification of family.

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