Price Man, Moab Man Fatally Injured in Friday Accident


Jim R. Nelson, of Price, was fatally injured in the accident on Friday morning.

Two people were fatally injured on Friday following an early morning accident on Highway 6 near Green River.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at 7:25 a.m. when a westbound Ford F150 and an eastbound Toyota Camry collided head-on. The driver of the Toyota was fatally injured and died at scene. The driver of the Ford was transported from the scene by ambulance, but later died from injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, Jim R. Nelson, was a Price resident. He was 37-years-old. William James T. Palmer, age 33, was the driver of the Ford. Palmer was a Moab resident.

Early reports indicated that fog was moderate at the time and likely contributed to the accident. Investigators are using a drone to diagram the scene.

“This will help us better reconstruct what actually happened to cause this awful crash,” the Department of Public safety shared.

The incident occurred at milepost 296, just four miles north of l-70, near Green River. The highway was closed for some time while authorities assessed the scene.

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