Liberty R. Little was killed in a head-on collision four miles east of Monticello, Utah. Snow and ice likely contributed to this fatal Utah auto accident that happened on Thursday, March 12, 2010 on U.S. 491 in southeastern Utah. Liberty Little was driving a Ford Explorer eastbound at around 9:10 in the morning 4 miles east of Monticello, when the vehicle spun out of control eventually colliding head-on with a Toyota 4Runner in the westbound lane. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Little died at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was taken to the San Juan County Hospital and later flown in critical condition to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.
Little was wearing a seatbelt but the driver of 4Runner was not. Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Cameron Roden said alcohol may have played a factor in the crash.
I offer my sincerest condolences for the passing of Liberty Little. I hope that her family will be able to cope with this loss. I wish the driver of the 4Runner well as he recovers.
At-fault drivers in weather-related accidents are not always given a citation for the accident. Police officers will determine if the accident was caused by the weather or by driver error. In poor weather conditions, it is even more critical for drivers to slow down so that they can both stay in control of their cars as well as respond if an accident suddenly unfolds in front of them.
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