6th person succumbs to head-on collision injuries; victims names released

SAN JUAN COUNTY – A sixth person has died after a head-on collision Sunday on state Route 191, mile post 81, in San Juan County and authorities have released the names of the victims.

The fatal victims occupying the Chrysler Town and Country van were Samantha Blueeyes (driver), 23; Alfreda A. Bowman, 28; Michael A. Blueeyes, 22; and Esmerelda Velasquez, 11 – all of Salt Lake City. The single survivor was Travis L. Howland, 24, also of Salt Lake City.

The aftermath of a head-on collision on state Route 191 in San Juan County, Utah, July 6, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News
The aftermath of a head-on collision on state Route 191 in San Juan County, Utah, July 6, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

The occupants of the Chrysler Crossfire sports car were Cody R. Farrabee (driver), 22, of Queen Creek, Arizona, and Rheana Hazel, 23, of Las Vegas.

The collision occurred on Peters Hill about 13 miles north of Monticello when a van with five occupants traveling northbound made a bad pass, and crashed head on into a sports car with two occupants headed southbound, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Evan Kirby said.

The sports car caught fire and its momentum from the collision carried it off a steep embankment, coming to rest about 100 feet below the roadway and burning completely. A small brush fire started but was quickly extinguished by fire crews.

The two occupants of the burned sports car were unable to exit the vehicle and died.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by UHP and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • anonymous July 7, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    And the female passenger in the sports cars unborn baby ♡♥

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