The community is mourning the loss of a young man who was killed in a crash on Highway 40 in Uintah County on Monday morning. UBTech was given permission to share the young man’s identity. “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share a student, Chance Smith, passed away yesterday in a vehicle accident on his way to UBTech,” shares their announcement. “Please keep Chance’s family, friends, classmates, and the UBTech family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Chance was an Auto Technology student and was recently nominated and celebrated as student of the month.” Chance was known as a hard worker who was happy and personable. UBTech shared that they partnered with Northeastern Counseling to provide grievance counseling to UBTech students, faculty, and staff. Utah Highway Patrol shared that the accident took place on slick roads due to winter conditions.