Semi driver killed after trailers, cab go over edge into wash

Posted at 10:25 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 12:32:30-05
Price semi crash UHP 1

– Utah Highway Patrol

Price semi crash UHP 2PRICE, Utah – Utah Highway Patrolmen are investigating a semi-truck crash that has left one man dead Wednesday.

Officers said a double semi loaded with coal was straightening out from a curve near mile post 238 in Price when the driver went through a fence.

Authorities said the semi then traveled about 500 feet and hit a 30-foot deep wash.

The double trailers separated and went down the wash while the semi cab detached and continued another 75 yards before stopping in another deep wash.

Cranes will be needed to pull out the trailers and cab over the next few days.

The driver, 61-year-old Byron Adamson of Gunnison, Utah, died at the scene.