Driver killed after jumping from dump truck in Logan Canyon

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LOGAN CANYON - The driver of a dump truck was killed Saturday when he jumped from the vehicle after the brakes failed.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the 35-year-old Davis County man was heading east on U.S. 89 between Logan Canyon and Garden City around 10:40 a.m. The truck was hauling a trailer filled with asphalt to Wyoming.

Troopers say the truck's brakes went out as the driver was headed down from the canyon's summit. The driver jumped from the vehicle, which went off the road and came to a stop.

The driver died at the scene from head injuries sustained during the fall. His name has not yet been released.

Troopers say no other vehicles were involved.


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