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Promontory, UT (June 23, 2022) – Officials have released the identity of the man who was killed during an off-highway vehicle rollover while working just outside of Promontory in Box Elder County on Tuesday, June 21st. 

According to sources, 69-year-old William Dwaine Kossman was dead by the time emergency personnel arrived at the scene.

As a ranger reported to the scene to assist with the investigation, dispatch informed him of a similar event just a half-mile away.  

Another worker involved in a nearly identical incident was med flighted to Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital. He is currently listed in stable condition.  

Both victims were working for Box Elder County’s Weed Control Department as seasonal employees, spraying for noxious weeds.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. William Dwaine Kossman, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Vehicle Rollovers in Utah

In a rollover collision, a vehicle flips over on its roof or side. Rollover accidents often take place when a driver overcorrects after dodging something in the roadway or because of a sudden, unexpected stop. Rollover accidents can also be caused by problems with the vehicle’s tires.

Auto manufacturers are fully aware that some of the cars and trucks they build are top-heavy, giving them a high center of gravity. This makes them prone to rolling over during accidents and certain other scenarios. In many instances, rollovers are the result of tire blowouts. 

In other situations, a vehicle’s high center of gravity, a badly designed suspension system, and brakes insufficient for its size can contribute to or cause a rollover accident. 

Rollover accidents usually leave their victims with serious injuries, including:  

  • Brain injury/Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck injuries/Back injuries
  • Fractured bones/Broken bones
  • Fatalities
  • Paralysis

The severe nature of the above-listed injuries almost always leaves victims with expensive medical bills, an extended recovery period during which they are unable to work, and, in extreme cases, permanent disabilities that could demand a lifetime of care.  

Let our attorneys oversee the intricacies of the legal process while you concentrate on healing. If you were injured due to negligence, contact Jardine Law Offices’ vehicle collision attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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