Man fatally injured in Iron County rollover crash; accident undetected for 5 hours

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IRON COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 13, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A man is deceased after a single-vehicle rollover in Iron County early Sunday morning.

“At approximately 6:59 a.m., troopers responded to a single-vehicle rollover in the area of mile post 71, I-15 southbound,” said a statement from Utah Highway Patrol.

“A Toyota Tundra occupied by two males, a father and adult son, drifted off the left side of the roadway, corrected back to the right and rolled off the west side of the interstate.”

The pickup truck came to rest between I-15 and Old Highway 91, and was not visible by passing motorists until daylight, the statement said.

“The driver, the father, was not extremely coherent, but told first responders they had been there since around 2 a.m.,” the statement said “The passenger, the son, sustained fatal injuries and was deceased when first responders arrived.” The deceased has not been identified pending notification of family members.

The driver was transported in serious condition.

The investigation had minimal impact on freeway traffic; minor lane restrictions and slow downs were used to complete the investigation, the statement said.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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