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Syracuse man dies after hitting telephone pole

By Faith Heaton Jolley | Posted - Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:09 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — A Syracuse man died after the vehicle he was driving hit a telephone pole Saturday afternoon.

The 20-year-old was driving a yellow Dodge Neon and traveling west bound on 1700 South and 3400 West around 3:30 p.m., according to Syracuse Police Department Officer Erin Behm.

The man attempted to pass another vehicle and went into oncoming traffic, Behm said. He then swerved back into his lane, but overcorrected and ran into a telephone pole, according to police.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The name of the driver has not been released pending notification of family members.

Utah Highway Patrol officers were called to assist in the investigation of the accident, and they determined that speed and weather were possible factors in the accident.


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