Syracuse man dies in Sunday rollover

Sep 2 2013 - 12:34am


MAGNA -- A Syracuse man was killed Sunday morning when the vehicle he was driving rolled.

The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Interstate 80 near Saltair Drive, the Utah Highway Patrol said.

A silver Toyota was being driven eastbound when it veered into the median and rolled several times, ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, a UHP news release said.

The driver was identified as David Mecham, 52, of Syracuse.

Mecham's wife, Michelle Mecham, 51, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Intermountain Medical Center by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening, UHP said.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected as contributing to the crash. Investigators believe the driver fell asleep.


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