Heber Teen Killed in Head-on Collision
Jul 04, 2018 | 1315 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Photos courtesy UDPS
Photos courtesy UDPS
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by Laurie B Wynn

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A fatal head on collision occurred at MP 16 on SR40 (by the Commons Apartments at approximately 2700 N) at 3:30 Friday.

UHP says a Toyota Highlander crossed the center lane for “unknown reasons” and hit a Mazda 6 sedan head on.

The driver of the Mazda, a 16-year-old from Heber, was killed, said the UHP. He has been identified as Victor Benitez.

The driver of the SUV, Susan Burton, 78, also from Heber, was flown to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The west bound travel lanes to Park City were closed for several hours while the crash was investigated.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up on behalf of Benitez to help with funeral expenses. In two days, the account exceeded its goal of $10,000, and had raised $14,046 as of press time. If anyone wishes to donate, the fund can be found at www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-victor-benitez
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