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Driver dies after pickup rolls into river in Logan Canyon

Posted at 7:29 PM, Apr 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-18 02:06:22-04

LOGAN, Utah — One person is dead after a rollover accident in Logan Canyon Saturday evening.

At about 5:45 p.m., a pickup truck was westbound on U.S. Highway 89 near mile post 473 (about 12 miles up the canyon from the Logan entrance) when the driver lost control.

The pickup veered across the oncoming lane and rolled into the Logan River, where it landed on its roof, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The driver — a male whose name nor age have not been released — was stuck inside the vehicle, and bystanders helped pull him out. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The truck's passenger, also a male, was able to get out of the vehicle himself and suffered minor injuries.

UHP says impairment is suspected as a possible factor in the crash. Witnesses also say they saw the truck driving erratically.

The canyon was closed temporarily for emergency crews to respond for medical aid and for road crews to retrieve the truck from the river.