CLINTON -- A 69-year-old Clinton woman died Friday evening after striking a metal power pole and being flown to the University of Utah Hospital and Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
The name of the victim was withheld by police pending notification of her family.
The woman, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, hit the pole with such force it wrapped the minivan she was driving around it, said Clinton Police Lt. Dave Valentine.
The impact caused an insulator on the pole to break and a power box to explode, which in turn created a small grass fire near the scene, Valentine said.
Upon police investigation of the scene, no skid marks from the van were found, Valentine said of the incident that occurred about 1:20 p.m. Friday.
The woman was traveling north on 2000 West near 1000 North when she veered to the west side of the road, hitting the metal utility pole, Valentine said. The posted speed along that stretch of 2000 West is 45 mph.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation while police await a toxicology report and a vehicle inspection, Valentine said. But there was no sign of alcohol at the scene, he stressed.
The woman sustained multiple injuries in the crash, Valentine said.
Davis County sheriff's deputies, Utah Highway Patrol and Clinton Police and Fire responded to the scene.