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September 27, 2021

Police investigating road rage after man killed in Box Elder County rollover Thursday

A man died Thursday night after his vehicle rolled several times on state Route 13 near Corinne, Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning. (Derek Petersen, KSL-TV)

CORINNE, Box Elder County — A 40-year-old Weber County man died on Thursday after his van rolled several times and ejected him from the vehicle, Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office said.

About 9 p.m. deputies were dispatched on what was believed to be a road rage incident on state Route 13 in Corinne. The vehicle described in the road rage incident was a white van that deputies had just observed driving east of Corinne without any lights prior to the call, according to a Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office statement.

When deputies began to respond to the first call of the road rage incident, a second call came reporting a crash on 2400 North. Deputies responded to the crash and found what they believed to be the same white van from the previous call, the statement said.

The van had rolled several times, hitting a fence and coming to rest in a residential yard against a tree. The driver was ejected from the vehicle, according to the statement.

Despite CPR attempts by a nurse and deputies on scene, the driver was pronounced dead.

The driver is identified as Antonio Roque Trujillo, 40, believed to be a resident of Roy.

An investigation revealed that the van was eastbound on 2400 North where at about 4300 West there is a slight bend in the road as well as a T-intersection with a three-way stop.

The 2004 Ford Econoline van went through this bend at a high rate of speed, did not stop at the intersection and appeared to overcorrect, the statement said. Alcohol use and excessive speed are believed to be the primary contributing factors to the accident, according to the sheriff’s office.

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