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The Latest: Man charged in Utah crash that killed 6 men

This Oct.2018, mug shot released by the Wasatch County Sheriff shows Jamie Don McKenzie, 41 in Heber City, Utah. McKenzie is being held at Wasatch County Jail for investigation of six counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of driving under the influence causing serious injury as well as allegations involving open containers, reckless driving and speeding, authorities said. Only one of six victims in the pickup truck has been identified, according to authorities who said the medical examiner's office was working to identify the other five bodies, possibly through DNA, and then notify relatives. (Wasatch County Sheriff via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a fatal highway crash in Utah that killed six men (all times local):

4:35 p.m.

A Utah man suspected of causing the deaths of six men when his dump truck collided last week with an oncoming pickup truck has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

Prosecutors filed the charges Monday afternoon against 41-year-old Jamie Don McKenzie in connection with the crash last Friday on a state highway south of Park City, Utah. He is set to make his initial court appearance Tuesday in Heber, Utah.

Authorities say five of the six victims were from Honduras. They have not yet been identified. The sixth victim was the driver of the truck, 62-year-old Efrain O. Cardenas of Salt Lake City. They were traveling together to a work site.

It’s unknown if McKenzie has an attorney. He has been in jail since the accident.

State court documents show McKenzie has a history of alcohol, domestic violence and driving-related offenses.

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2:04 p.m.

Authorities say five of the six men killed last week when a dump truck collided with a pickup truck on a Utah highway were from Honduras.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street said Monday that authorities are coordinating with Honduran consular officials to inform the victim’s families before making their identities public.

They were killed Friday when a dump truck driven by 41-year-old Jamie Don McKenzie crossed a median and hit the pickup south of Park City, Utah.

The Hondurans were passengers in the pickup driven by 62-year-old Efrain O. Cardenas of Salt Lake City, who also died.

McKenzie is jailed on suspicion of six counts of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence causing serious injury.

It’s unknown if McKenzie has an attorney.

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