HANKSVILLE, Wayne County — A Colorado man died in a car accident Tuesday after the vehicle he was riding in drifted from the roadway and rolled, officials said.
Chase Dye, 24, of Aurora, Colo., was the passenger in a vehicle heading west on state Route 24, said Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Cameron Roden. Roden said the driver of the vehicle drifted off of the road, causing the vehicle to roll.
Officials said the driver was in critical but stable condition at the scene and was taken by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. Dye "sustained fatal head injuries" and was declared dead at the scene, Roden said.
The UHP believes the accident was a result of driver fatigue combined with speed. Both men had been wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
— Emiley Morgan