HOBBLE CREEK CANYON, Utah County, Aug. 9, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A Utah County woman who lost control of her SUV while driving in Hobble Creek Canyon on Thursday afternoon was ejected and has died.
Utah County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the scene, on Left Fork Hobble Creek Canyon Road near the intersection of Bartholomew Canyon Road, just after 2 p.m.
According to a statement from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses reported that the SUV rolled, and the occupant was ejected. Officials say the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.
Officers from Mapleton Police Department also responded, along with ambulance personnel from Springville Fire and Ambulance. A medical helicopter was requested, but the victim was taken by ground ambulance because the helicopter was too far away.
The woman sustained serious head injuries. She was transported to Provo’s Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, where she later died. Her body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Taylorsville.
Investigators believe speed may have been a factor in this crash.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members who are out of state and out of the country.