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Lehi woman killed in Little Cottonwood Canyon rollover accident

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 17, 2021

SANDY, Utah — A woman died Sunday evening after a rollover crash in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The vehicle was driving down the canyon (westbound on State Route 210) around 5:30 p.m. when the crash occurred, according to Unified Police.

Sgt. Melody Cutler said it appears the vehicle took a sharp turn and went into the opposite lane, overcorrected, hit the side of the mountain and rolled. No other vehicles were involved.

A woman, later identified as 21-year-old Mandee Danielle Oberg of Lehi, died from her injuries.

A GoFundMe campaign is raising money for her family.

A man who police believe is in his early 20s was taken to the hospital in critical condition. They believe he was the driver.

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Cutler said while the investigation is still ongoing, they believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident based on information they've gathered so far. Cutler said it's possible that the pair were returning from Oktoberfest at Snowbird, which held its final day Sunday.

S.R. 210 was closed for a few hours at about mile 8, near Tanners Flat, as a crash reconstruction team investigated the scene. By around 8 p.m., one lane was reopened with alternating traffic up and down the canyon.