Man critically injured in Thanksgiving Day rollover

Nov 22 2012 - 11:38pm


HUNTSVILLE -- Alcohol and speed appear to have played a factor in an early morning crash that left an Ogden man critically injured on Thanksgiving.

The man, believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, was with three other people traveling west on Snowbasin Road near State Route 39 when their vehicle rolled off of the roadway, Weber County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Horton said.

The Honda Accord the group was driving went into an embankment and rolled several times, ejecting the female driver and the male passenger in the back seat, who was critically injured.

Horton said the accident remains under investigation, but it is believed speed and alcohol were involved in the crash. Horton said the injured man's identity was not being released as of Thursday afternoon.

The man was flown by helicopter to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.

Horton said the crash was reported at 6:30 a.m., but happened some time earlier as the group was having problems getting cellphone service in the remote area.

None of the passengers are believed to have been wearing seat belts, Horton said.

The other passengers in the vehicle, which included another male and two females, were not seriously injured.

Horton said all of the occupants were from the Ogden area.

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