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Man dies in head-on collision in southern Utah

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HURRICANE — A 78-year-old man died Monday in a head-on collision on state Route 9 in southern Utah.

About 9 a.m., an 83-year-old man driving east near Hurricane in a Dodge Journey left his lane for an unknown reason and began traveling in the westbound lane, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The 78-year-old, driving a Honda Ridgeline west in the correct lane, then collided head-on with the Dodge, troopers say.

The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the Dodge was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to UHP.

Troopers have not yet released the identities of either men.