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2 women killed in rollovers on northern Utah highways

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Two women were killed in separate rollover accidents in northern Utah Saturday morning.

Killed were:

Mandee M. Nessen, 21, Howell, Box Elder County.

Jamie Lynette Lewis, 20, Reno, Nev.

At 11 a.m., Nessen was driving on U-83 less than a mile from Howell when her car ran off the right side of the road, according to an accident report from the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office.

Nessen "overcorrected across both lanes" and the car slipped off the left side of the road, the report states. The vehicle rolled four times.

Nessen, who had not been wearing a seat belt, "was thrown from the vehicle on second roll," the report states. She was taken to Tremonton Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Two passengers in the car, Jardee Nessen, 4, and Tyke Nessen, 8 months, were traveling in child restraint seats and were not injured.

Three hours earlier Lewis and Brandi Lynn Simpson, 22, Reno, were traveling eastbound in a Isuzu Rodeo on I-80 about three miles from the Utah/Wyoming border. It is not known which woman was driving, a Utah Highway Patrol news release stated.

The Isuzu went into the freeway median. The driver then overcorrected causing the car to roll four times. Both women were ejected and Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Simpson was transported to Evanston Regional Hospital and then airlifted to LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was listed in critical condition Saturday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.