Man dead after Summit County collision

A pickup driver died after his truck left I-80 in Echo Canyon on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

ECHO CANYON, Utah, Feb. 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A pickup driver who ran through a guardrail on Interstate 80 in Summit County, then plummeted down an incline and into the Weber River, later died at the hospital.

A Utah Highway Patrol news release said that at about 11:50 a.m. on Feb. 14, the white 1991 Toyota pickup hit the trailer of a 2012 Freightliner near mile post 172 on I-80.

The force of the impact sent the pickup over the guardrail and down a steep incline.

The driver, Jeffrey A. Howard, 62, from Kemmerer, Wyo., was found floating face down in a branch of the Weber River.

First responders were able to stabilize Howard’s heart rate and blood pressure at the scene, and he was transported by medical helicopter to a hospital in the Salt Lake City area, according to the UHP statement.

Howard died later at the hospital.

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