After crash in Weber Canyon, 48-year-old man hospitalized in critical condition

Thursday , February 16, 2017 - 1:19 PM2 comments

ANN ELISE TAYLOR, Standard-Examiner Staff

WEBER CANYON — A 48-year-old man was transported to the hospital in critical condition Wednesday after a crash near Interstate 84’s exit for Huntsville and Mountain Green.

The crash happened at about 4:19 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, near I-84’s milepost 91 in Weber Canyon, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said. At that time, troopers were responding to a different crash on the eastbound side of the road, resulting in slowed traffic and a blocked left lane.

Seeing the blocked lane, the 48-year-old driver of an eastbound BMW moved from the left lane to the right lane, Royce said. As the lane change was being made, the BMW struck the corner of a pickup truck’s flatbed trailer, Royce said.

One of the trailer’s side rails crashed through the BMW’s front windshield, hitting the 48-year-old driver’s head, Royce said.

The driver was extricated from the vehicle and transported to McKay-Dee Hospital in critical condition, Royce said. A UHP report on the crash didn’t say anyone inside the pickup was injured, Royce said.

Royce said the 48-year-old man was the only person in the BMW at the time of the crash. Specific information about his injuries wasn’t available as of Thursday afternoon.

The road’s eastbound right lane was closed for several hours Wednesday as police investigated the crash, Royce said.

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