Police identify man killed in fatal head-on crash near Grantsville

A man was killed after crashing head-on into another vehicle while attempting to pass a semi on SR-138 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Photo: UHP)

(KUTV) — Police have released the name of a man who was killed in a fatal crash near Grantsville on Tuesday morning.

Police say James Brubaker, 23, was driving a 2001 Buick Century westbound on the SR-138, a two-lane highway, when he attempted to pass a semi. The area was a no-passing zone.

Brubaker hit a 2018 Toyota Tacoma, traveling eastbound, head on. The driver of the Toyota was left with serious injuries, and two passengers with minor injuries. An ambulance took them to a Salt Lake area hospital.

Brubaker was pronounced dead on the scene.

SR-138 was closed for almost three hours.

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