Five people died and another five were injured on Utah's roadways in accidents overnight.
At 11:52 p.m. Saturday, a Toyota Camry drifted across southbound Interstate 15 near 11900 South and slammed into the back of a semitruck parked on the side of the road, said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Mary Kaye Lucas. The Camry's sole occupant, driver Tanya Bendowski, 26, died at the scene. It appears the driver did not brake, and fatigue may have been a factor in the crash.
Just after midnight, a driver going down Parleys Canyon veered off the road and down a 200- to 300-foot embankment. The car came to rest at the bottom of the ravine, straddling a narrow river. The female passenger, Camile Dosch, 37, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene. The male driver was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, Lucas said. Road conditions do not appear to be a factor.