Boy dies in snowmobile crash in Wasatch County

Posted at 2:48 PM, Dec 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-27 20:12:33-05

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A 10-year-old boy died Friday in a snowmobile crash near the Nobletts Creek Trail off Highway 35, southeast of Kamas.

The crash occurred around 11 a.m., according to Lt. Jeff Winterton, Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office. The boy was operating the snowmobile and his father was seated behind him on the vehicle. Both of them were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

“We know that speed was involved and the snowmobile struck an object, throwing both the father and the son from the machine,” said Eugene Swalberg, Utah State Parks Department. “The boy [sustained] blunt force trauma, injuring both the father and the boy.”

The boy’s father was transported to a local medical facility in fair condition, Swalberg said.

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, Wasatch County Search and Rescue and the Utah State Parks Department are investigating the incident.