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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirmed Wednesday that one of its employees had died when his state truck rolled and crashed in the central Utah town of Sigurd.

The victim was identified as Jared Baker, a fish hatchery specialist.

Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis said Baker was the only occupant of the truck when it went off the east side of State Road 24 near 1200 North, apparently overcorrected and flipped, landing on the vehicle's cab about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday.

DWR spokeswoman Robin Cahoon said that Baker, 31, had worked with the DWR since 2013, most recently out of the agency's fisheries operations in Logan.

Baker, who is survived by his wife Emily and two young children, was returning from a trip to transfer fish into the Egan Hatchery in Bicknell at the time of the accident.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

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