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UPDATE: Motorist in fatal, deer-related crash with semi denies stopping darkened car in roadway 

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A motorist who survived a crash with a semi that killed three of his family members claims that the truck driver’s account of the incident is wrong. 

19-year-old David Hanchor was driving his family along Interstate 15 in Farr West, Utah on May 23rd when he struck a deer. According to the trucker’s explanation to police, Hanchor then stopped on the shoulder of the roadway with the car lights off, and that’s when the semi truck collided with the car. 

Now, Hanchor says that the trucker’s account is wrong, and that he pulled the car all the way off of the roadway and kept the lights on when the semi truck ran off the road and slammed into the back of the car, killing his grandmother, grandfather, and cousin, reported 2 KUTV.

Damien Hanchor, David’s father, says that officials should conduct “a big investigation” to get to the bottom of the incident. The family says the wreck has left the entire family “in a dark place, very sad.”

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