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Video Roundup: Driver killed in SR-40 collision, Utah presidential debate canceled, reservoirs full

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A fatal collision occurred on SR-40 near Heber City on the evening of June 20 when a black Ford F150, attempting to pass another vehicle, remained in the oncoming traffic lane and collided head-on with a silver Dodge Ram towing a flatbed. The 39-year-old driver of the F150 was killed, while the driver and passenger of the Dodge Ram sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were hospitalized.

Utah presidential debate canceled by commission: ‘We are sorry to come to this decision’

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced earlier this week that it has canceled the 2024 debates originally scheduled for September and October at four university sites, including the University of Utah. President Joe Biden and Donald Trump will now participate in only two debates during the 2024 Presidential Election, one on CNN in Atlanta on June 27, and another at ABC News studios on September 10.

Leitner-Poma opens largest US ski lift manufacturing hub in Utah

Leitner-Poma of America opened a new Skytrac manufacturing facility in Tooele on June 21. The $27 million, 130,000-square-foot facility will produce fixed-grip ski lifts and create up to 120 jobs. It will collaborate with Tooele Technical College and Veteran and Military Employment Services for job training. Located in the Tooele Business Park, the plant will use wind and solar energy for sustainability.

Utah reservoirs overflow amidst recent heatwave

Utah’s reservoirs are 93% full on average, excluding Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge. Recent high temperatures have even caused some reservoirs, like Stateline at 117% capacity, to overflow. About 80% of reservoirs are 90-100% full, and several exceed 100% due to a solid snowpack earlier this year. 

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