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Utah fire chief killed in head-on collision with trucks

(Photo credit, Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The fire chief of a Utah city has been killed in a head-on highway collision with two trucks.

The Utah Highway Patrol says Green River Fire Chief Philip Engleman was driving on U.S. Route 6 Sunday when his car crossed over the road’s center line and struck the semitractor-trailer trucks.

Authorities say Engleman died at the scene of the accident.  The truck drivers were not injured in the crash.

The highway patrol says the accident occurred shortly before 4 p.m. near Green River, a city 139 miles (224 kilometers) southeast of Provo.

Additional information about a possible cause of the accident was not immediately available.

The highway patrol says the State Bureau of Investigation and other agencies have been contacted to aid in the investigation.

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This story has been corrected to show the collision was on Sunday.