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Man dies after street sweeper crashes on Utah's Powder Mountain

Man dies after street sweeper crashes on Utah's Powder Mountain

(Weber Fire District)


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EDEN, Weber County — A 38-year-old man from Roy died Thursday after losing control of the street sweeper he was driving and crashing on Powder Mountain, according to officials.

About 3:15 p.m., the man was traveling at 5200 N. Powder Mountain Road when he lost control of the vehicle and "tried to ditch into the side of the mountain," Weber Fire District said. His vehicle then went up the mountain an estimated 45 to 50 feet, officials said.

According to Weber County Sheriff Lt. Matt Jensen, investigators spoke to a witness of the crash who saw the sweeper traveling at a high rate of speed. Investigators think the sweeper may have experienced brake failure, Jensen said.

The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was ejected and suffered massive trauma to his head and body. Witnesses started CPR before medical responders arrived, but the man succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead at the scene, officials said. His name was not immediately released.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family," the fire district said.

Powder Mountain Road was closed to traffic for several hours following the crash.

Email: aimlay@deseretnews.com

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Ashley Imlay

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