WEST WARREN — Alcohol and excessive speed are suspected of contributing to a fiery single-vehicle crash late Saturday night that critically injured a 22-year-old man.
The accident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. at the intersection of 1200 South and 4300 West near West Warren.
A man, who wasn’t identified, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Impala north on 4300 West at a high rate of speed, said Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Lowther.
The car ran into a dead end at 1250 South, went through two Jersey barriers, across a pair of railroad tracks and rolled over across 1200 South. Then the vehicle caught fire, Lowther said. Two Weber County Sheriff’s deputies put the blaze out with fire extinguishers.
The driver, who was alone in the car, was found in the back seat. He sustained head trauma, cuts and abrasions, a broken leg, and inhalation injury from the fire, said Lowther. The man was transported by a medical helicopter to Ogden Regional Hospital in critical condition.
Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to the crash, said Lowther.
Traffic along 1200 South was delayed for more than two hours due to the accident. Union Pacific freight trains were also prevented from traveling near the crash site.