MOAB — Two people are dead after their vehicle rolled over on the Moab Rim Jeep Trail Saturday afternoon.
The driver of the vehicle, a 56-year-old Arizona man, and a passenger, a 47-year-old Arizona man, were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to Moab City police.
Crews from Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Search and Rescue, Moab Valley Fire Department, Grand County EMS, and the Utah Highway Patrol all responded to the scene and closed the canyon for several hours.
“The cause of the accident is still under investigation at this time,” officials said in a statement. “Preliminary information from witnesses of the crash cite a possible mechanical issue that led up to the accident.”
Moab City Police Department, Grand County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Highway Patrol are all actively investigating the accident.
Names of the deceased are not being released at this time.