Update: New information released in fatal rollover on Mormon Trail in Tooele County

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TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, July 31, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is dead and a second in extremely critical condition after a Jeep rollover accident Saturday in Tooele County.

Sgt. David Bleazard, Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, told Gephardt Daily deputies were dispatched to the accident site at mile marker 12 on the Mormon Trail outside Grantsville about 6:20 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they found a man and a woman who had been ejected from a white Jeep Cherokee,  which was about 25 feet off the road, Bleazard said.

A 29-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene, while a 22-year-old female was flown by Air Med to the University of Utah Hospital in extremely critical condition.

The Jeep’s 25-year-old male driver was wearing a seatbelt and received only minor injuries, according to Bleazard.

The cause of the rollover remains under investigation.

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


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