WEBER COUNTY, Utah, July 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people were killed and five others injured when the pickup truck they were in left a rural mountain roadway and rolled hundreds of feet down a steep embankment early Saturday morning.
According to a press release issued by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, dispatchers received a 911 call about 4:41 a.m. reporting a single-vehicle accident in the Sunridge Estates, near 7000 N. Middle Fork Drive.
When deputies arrived, they found the vehicle in heavy brush and timber 160 feet from the road. First responders also found a total of seven victims, between the ages of 16 and 50 years old, all of whom were ejected from the truck when it rolled down the hillside.
Two of those victims died at the scene, while two others, initially reported in extremely critical condition, where flown from the crash site by medical helicopters.
Three others were taken taken to area hospitals by ground ambulance. They were reported to have minor injuries.
The victims’ names have yet to be released pending notification of family members.
Crime scene investigators dispatched to the accident site say preliminary findings indicate impaired driving may be a factor in the case.
Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information becomes available.