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Orangeville driver killed in truck-car crash on U-6

One man is dead after the car he was driving slid across U-6 and into the path of a coal truck.

Killed was:

Robert Charles Voorhees, 61, Orangeville.

The accident occurred at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday on U-6, 30 miles west of Price.

Voorhees was traveling east on U-6 with his wife, Constance, 65, and 17-year-old daughter, Mandy, when he lost control while rounding a corner. Constance and Mandy Voorhees were taken to Castleview Hospital in Price. Their conditions were not available from hospital officials Friday morning.

Voorhees was likely traveling too fast for the icy road conditions, causing his car to slide into the oncoming lane of traffic and collide with the coal truck, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Doug McCleve.

The collision pushed Voorhees' car back into its own lane and sent the semi across the oncoming lane of traffic, up onto an embankment before rolling on its side.

The coal truck's driver, Lawrence Scoggins, 60, Orangeville, was taken to Castleview Hospital with neck and hand injuries.

After the first collision, a pickup truck driving east hit Voorhees' car. The pickup's driver, Jonny Pappas, 41, Wellington, was taken to Castleview Hospital with injuries to his face and arms. Vicky Sue Miller, 49, Spring Glen, was riding in the truck. She also was taken to Castleview Hospital.

A woman traveling east in a Ford Tempo swerved to avoid the accident and clipped a second coal truck heading west. The coal truck did not stop after it was hit, McCleve said.

The driver of the Ford Tempo, Shula Pyle, 27, Hamilton, Mont., and her 7-year-old daughter, Alexandria, were not injured.

All eight accident victims were wearing seat belts, UHP said.