Minnesota woman in fatal Model T accident in Utah identified


An accident involving a 1915 Model T Ford killed a Minnesota woman Friday in Zion National Park in Utah, The Associated Press reports.

KARE 11 reports she has been identified as is Karen Johnson, president of the T-Totalers of Minnesota Model T Ford Club, the station notes. Johnson was killed and three other people were injured when the classic car they were in crashed around 10:20 Friday morning.

KSTP-TV says she was from Owatonna.

Utah state troopers say the Model T was traveling along state Route 9 Friday when the driver pulled over to the side of road to allow traffic to pass.

However, troopers say, when the right front wheel went off the pavement, the wooden spokes of the wheel came apart and vehicle overturned, ejecting all four people.

Officials say all four people were from Minnesota.

Three were transported to the hospital by ambulance, and the woman, 51, was airlifted to the hospital, where she later died.

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