Driver in extremely critical condition after vehicle goes airborne in Millcreek crash, lands upside next to elementary school

Police investigators on the scene of an early morning crash outside Eastwood Elementary School at 3305 S. Wasatch Blvd. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

MILLCREEK, Utah, March 20, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A 29-year-old male driver is in extremely critical condition after an early morning rollover crash near 3305 South and Wasatch Boulevard.

Unified Police Lt. Paul Barker told Gephardt Daily officers were dispatched to the scene about 1 a.m. Friday. When they arrived they found an SUV upside down on a sidewalk at Eastwood Elementary School with the critically injured driver lying next to the vehicle.

Barker said it appeared the driver failed to negotiate a turn as he was heading east on 3300 South and ended up driving across the school lawn before going airborne and landing upside-down up against the school after hitting a retaining wall.

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The driver was taken by ground ambulance to the University of Utah Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

Investigators said excessive speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, although there were no signs of impaired driving.

Barker said it’s unclear exactly when the crash took place because there were no witnesses.

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


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