Huntsville, UT (September 09, 2022) – Utah troopers said that a man sustained critical injuries after a potential mechanical issue caused his dump truck to plummet down a 50-foot ravine on Friday, September 9th.
Police and other emergency crews responded to the scene in the area of State Route 39 and Trappers Loop Road at about 2:00 p.m.
According to sources, the truck driver, whose name has not been released, was traveling northbound along Trappers Loop Road when an undefined mechanical issue caused the vehicle to cross SR-39, plow through a field, and tumble down a steep ravine roughly 150 feet from the highway.
The operator was transported by medical helicopter to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden in critical condition. He is expected to survive.
The crash remains under investigation but the eyewitnesses who reported the incident told detectives that the truck’s brakes were smoking as it careened off the roadway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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