West Jordan area man dies after truck slams into tree, then house

A man was hospitalized in very critical condition a little after 4 p.m. Monday, after the truck he was driving slammed into a tree and then a house at 7380 S. Wood Green Rd. (3500 West). : Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Dec. 5, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A man who was critically injured  after the truck he was driving hit a tree and a house at 7380 S. Wood Green Rd. (3500 West) Monday has died.

He’s been identified as Thomas Lawrence, 54.

“A male was traveling north on Wood Green Road,” West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt told Gephardt Daily. “He was traveling at a high rate of speed, according to witnesses.”

Holt said the truck veered off the roadway, side-swiped a stop sign and continued straight where the road bends. It then slammed into a tree before crashing into a house.

“We think the tree absorbed a lot of the energy. It took the primary impact,” Holt said.

Lawrence was transported in very critical condition to a local hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

4 COMMENTS

    • Sad, but glad he didnt hurt anyone else, which he could have easily done. This is my neighborhood and people are out all the time.

  1. Tommy, I will forever miss you. God has gained another angel you are not in pain as anymore. 52 years, what am I going to do without you. I just want to pick up the phone and hear your voice. Rest in peace

  2. Tommy, God gained another angel you are not in pain any more. I’ll miss you always, 52 years what am I going to do without you? My heart is breaking R.I.P. 2L1H

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