CACHE COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 11, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a 36-year-old man who died after the off-highway vehicle he was driving plunged from a 30-foot embankment in Cache County.
Utah State Parks Lt. Eric Stucki told Gephardt Daily the deceased is Core Pimentel, of Logan. Pimentel’s 6-year-old son, who was in the same vehicle, escaped injury.
The incident occurred early Sunday evening between Logan Canyon and Blacksmith Fork Canyon, on the backside of the Logan Peak mountain range, Stucki said.
Pimentel and his 6-year-old son were in the same OHV, riding with a group, though it’s not clear at this time whether the group was family or friends, Stucki said.
The man went ahead of the group in the OHV and turned a corner, then went off a 30-foot embankment. Pimentel was wearing a helmet, but sustained head injuries and passed away. The child was also wearing a helmet. Stucki said it’s possible the child managed to jump from the OHV.
There were no witnesses to the crash because the man and the child were ahead of the rest of the group.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Stucki said speed may have been a factor, but that has not been confirmed.
Cache County Sheriff’s deputies and Search and Rescue assisted Utah Parks and Recreation officials at the scene.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.