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VERNAL GIRL KILLED RIDING WITH NEWLY LICENSED FRIEND

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An accident on U.S. 40 Friday night claimed the life of a Vernal girl who was riding with her newly licensed friend.

Killed:Fawne McCarrell, 15, Vernal.

Police Chief Robert Downard said McCarrell was a passenger in a sedan driven by Elicia Cook, 16, of Vernal at the time of the 11:23 p.m. accident.

Cook "just got her driver's license that day. She apparently got occupied with where she was going to turn," the police chief said.

The car collided with a 4-wheel-drive vehicle driven by Delbert Keith Kump, 36, Rangely, Colo. Cook and her 15-year-old sister, Denise, were taken to a Salt Lake City hospital where they were in serious but stable condition Saturday, the police chief said.

Two other teenage girls in the Cook auto were hospitalized in Vernal for observation, while Kump and another girl in the Cook vehicle were treated for minor injuries and released.