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Orem man killed in crash after driving off steep mountainside, UHP says

DUCHESNE — An Orem man was killed Saturday in a crash after driving off the edge of a steep mountainside, troopers said.

Matthew M. Wayas, 32, was driving south on U.S. 191 in Duchesne County when his truck left the road onto "an elevated view area above a steep mountainside," the Utah Highway Patrol said.

The truck went off the edge and came to a stop about 500 feet from the road, near the bottom of a ravine, according to troopers.

All airbags were deployed during the crash, the UHP said. No evidence of alcohol or drugs were initially observed.

Agents from the State Bureau of Investigation were investigating the crash.

Correction: A previous version incorrectly referred to U.S. 191 as state Route 191.