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Woman killed in I-15 rollover crash on way to mother's funeral, police say

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

(KUTV) A woman on her way to her mother's funeral was killed in a car crash in Southern Utah Saturday morning, police say.

A 48-year-old man from Hurricane lost control of his 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck while driving northbound on I-15 south of Beaver, rolling the car several times. Two female passengers in the pickup weren't wearing seatbelts, according to Utah Highway patrol.

48-year-old Danielle Vale, from Mesquite, was sitting in the front passenger seat when she was ejected from the truck. Medical crews pronounced Vale dead at the scene.

Authorities took a 28-year-old woman, from Mesquite, to the hospital by medical helicopter. She is in serious condition, police say.

Officials confirm the male driver was taken to Beaver hospital.

According to UHP, the woman was headed to Salt Lake City to attend her mother's funeral at the time of the crash. Police believe her mother's ashes were in the truck at the time of the crash. Troopers are working to recover the ashes from the crash site and will take them to family members in Salt Lake City, officials say.

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