2 injured in rollover, I-84 closed near Morgan

Saturday , July 26, 2014 - 4:46 PM

By LORETTA PARK Standard-Examiner staff

MORGAN -- Alcohol consumption may have caused a rollover that sent two Ogden residents to local hospitals on Saturday, a trooper said.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Roy Carlson said law enforcement officers found open containers of alcohol inside a 1994 Ford pickup truck that rolled twice on Interstate 84 near mile marker 106.

A woman, who officers believe was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the truck when it rolled, Carlson said. The woman was a passenger in the truck and was flown to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden with a head injury, scrapes and road abrasions.

Emergency crews were called to the accident scene at 1 p.m. The truck, which was traveling west on I-84, had gone off the right side of the road. The driver, a 54-year-old man, over-corrected and the truck went sideways, across the median and rolled twice into the eastbound lanes, then hitting the cable barrier, Carlson said. The vehicle blocked the No. 2 eastbound lane. 

The man was transported to Ogden Regional Medical Center.

A helicopter that transported the woman to McKay-Dee Hospital landed on I-84 and the eastbound lanes were shut down for about 15 minutes. 

The accident is under investigation. Troopers did not release the names of those involved.

Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or lpark@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LorettaParkSE. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SELorettaPark.

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