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Man killed after crashing car into Utah County river

Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 13, 2023

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — A 56-year-old man was found dead after rescuers discovered his car upside down in the Tibble Fork River early Wednesday morning.

Officials were notified of a vehicle that had crashed in the river off State Road 92 and had received reports that the vehicle was upside down with the occupant still inside.

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Upon arrival, medical personnel were already on scene to remove the driver from the vehicle. Despite their efforts, the man was pronounced dead on the scene. According to witness information.

It's believed the driver was traveling too fast around a curve along the road and crashed into the river below.

Courtesy of Utah Department of Public Safety

The crash and subsequent response Closed lanes along the road for two-and-a-half hours.

The investigation into the cause is still ongoing.