High speed and impairment behind the wheel are being cited by the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) as contributing factors in a fatal crash north of Moab on Saturday, Nov. 18.
The crash, which killed the driver of a 2015 Nissan Versa driving south on U.S. Route 191 at milepost 140, also sent six other individuals — including two four-year-old children — to local and regional hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The driver killed in the crash has been identified as Randy Graymountain, 46, of Fort Defiance, Ariz.
Passengers in the second vehicle, a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country, were transported to Moab Regional Hospital by ambulance. Three of the injured were flown and two taken by ground to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. A sixth occupant, a six-year-old child, was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Prior to the crash witnesses reported that the vehicle driven by Graymountain was traveling at a high rate of speed and passing recklessly.
Five of the injured have been identified as Texas residents Michael and Rebecca Farr, and their three children (4-year-old twins and a 7-year-old). The sixth person has been identified as Michael Weathers of Syracuse, Utah. A crowd funding page has been set up for the injured at youcaring.com/wendyjoweathers-1017275.
The crash remains under investigation.